2023 NFL Power Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Philadelphia Eagles in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Biggest issue on defense: Pass defense

The Eagles are 27th in passing yards allowed (260.8 per game) and have yielded the third-most passing touchdowns with nine, trailing only the Broncos (13) and Bears (10). Their top two slot corners, Avonte Maddox (torn left pectoral muscle) and Zech McPhearson (torn right Achilles tendon), are expected to miss the remainder of the season, and they are thin at the safety spot as well. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 4

The Eagles like to make things harder on themselves than needed, yet they keep winning, even if it took overtime vs. Washington on Sunday. The offense is returning to shades of 2022 form, adding the D'Andre Swift dimension and rekindling the Jalen Hurts-to-A.J. Brown magic. But self-inflicted errors almost cost Philadelphia the game. Among the teeth-gnashing penalties: Zach Cunningham's defensive hold wiping out a stop; two bad personal fouls on Terrell Edmunds; James Bradberry's DPI; Brown's post-TD taunting flag; even Hurts' intentional grounding briefly knocked Philly out of field-goal range in OT. This team has elite talent, but you can't be that fast and loose every week. Did you know the Eagles have allowed more TDs than they've scored?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

It still doesn't look great, but they are finding ways to win games. That's the good news. But they need to pick it up.

USA Today -- Rank: 3

They're the sixth team since 2000 to go 4-0 in successive seasons. Of the previous five, three won the Lombardi Trophy at some point, and all but one appeared in the Super Bowl at least once ... which Philadelphia already did last season.

The Athletic -- Rank: 2

Despite going to overtime with Washington, the Eagles have been one of the steadiest ships in the league so far. The reasons are the offensive and defensive lines. Philadelphia runners are second in the NFL in yards per rush before contact (2.16), according to TruMedia, and four pass rushers had at least six QB pressures Sunday.

FOX -- Rank: 3

Another week, another up-and-down performance, another win. The Eagles don't owe anyone an apology for winning, even if three of the four this season have been more stressful than they'd prefer. Watching the tape of Sam Howell dissecting their secondary won't be fun — but on the bright side, Jalen Hurts and the passing game looked as explosive as they have all season.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 3

A.J. Brown is up to 18 catches, 206 yards and two touchdowns in the two games since he had his mini-blowup on the sideline. The Eagles aren't where they want to be yet despite a 4-0 start, but it'll come. Their main pieces are as good as ever.

PFT -- Rank: 2

Winning games they could have lost is better than losing games they could have won.

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