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 8 roundup for the Philadelphia Eagles in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Young riser: DT Jalen Carter

Carter, 22, has made a strong case for Rookie Defensive Player of the Year. He has generated 27 pressures to go with 3.5 sacks. His constant disruption up front has forced the opposition to give him extra attention. Carter has been double-teamed on 51.7% of his snaps and has the third-most pressures (8) when double-teamed, per NFL Next Gen stats. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 2

The Eagles were down both starting safeties and their slot corner, and they still held Miami to a season-low 244 yards and 10 offensive points. Tua Tagovailoa was under pressure all game, and even taking into account his ability to get the ball out quickly, it seemed to have a cumulative effect. This is where defensive coordinator Sean Desai might be able to separate himself from his predecessor. I loved how Desai would not let Miami off the hook, providing constant pressure. And while the offense might not quite be operating at that same level as it was last season, the Jalen Hurts-A.J. Brown connection has arguably never been more potent. They've now combined for 701 yards over Brown's past five games. The Eagles also won every big fourth down on Sunday. That's my kind of team. And now Philly's getting Kevin Byard? Watch out, folks.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

The defense came up big against a good Miami offense Sunday night. That's a good sign going forward. Jalen Hurts still doesn't look all the way right, but he's close.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

Look who's almost on top ... yet still staring up at Kansas City. Going back to the 2022 season, Philadelphia is 41-for-44 (93.2%) when using the "Brotherly Shove" while needing 1 yard to convert a first down. "Every first down, it's first-and-9," HC Nick Sirianni said Sunday night after Philly went 4-for-4 on the "Tush Push" against Miami. Sidebar: If WR A.J. Brown can reach 125 receiving yards yet again in Week 8, against Washington's 29th-ranked defense, he'll set a league record by doing it in six consecutive outings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 2

One question: Should the Tush Push be outlawed?

The Eagles converted two fourth-and-1 plays on their decisive drive against Miami on Sunday night using their signature scrum play. There's a growing sentiment that the NFL's competition committee is going to ban the play in the offseason, but why? What is more of a football play than your big guys pushing their big guys back a yard, or two or three in the Eagles' case? There should be a benefit to getting to third- and fourth-and-short plays. In case it's not clear, our answer to this question is, "No!"

FOX -- Rank: 1

A decade from now, when this era of Eagles football has long been over, my lasting impression of these teams will be their ball control. Once again, as they've done so many times, the Eagles just rolled over the Dolphins with a 13-play drive to seal the game. In addition to being one of the most talented rosters in football, Philly has an extremely impressive ability to take the opponent's will.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 2

What mind control does general manager Howie Roseman have over the rest of the NFL? The Titans traded safety Kevin Byard, a former first-team All-Pro, for safety Terrell Edmunds and a couple of late-round draft picks. Byard is just 30 and not done as an elite player. What a steal for the Eagles. Again.

PFT -- Rank: 2

They could QB push their way to the Super Bowl, again.

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