September 13, 2016
Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are. However, personally speaking, whenever I see them, I can't help but click. Here's where people around the country have the Birds ranked.
And now that I've sucked you in with promises of many power rankings, you'll read it and like it.
Poise counts! Carson Wentz went 8-of-8 against the blitz in his NFL debut and led the Eagles to one of the most lopsided victories of Week 1. Will Wentz continue to shine brightly in Week 2's Monday night game against Chicago?
#JimmyNote: The Eagles clearly played better than any other team in the NFC East Week 1, yet somehow the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins are all ranked ahead of them. That's dumb.
Nice jump here for Philly, though I'm holding steady (for now) on overreacting. Coordinator Jim Schwartz's defense displayed its facelift from 2015. Without much tape on Carson Wentz, the Browns' defense struggled. We'll see if Wentz can play within himself in Week 2. Love that the running game plowed for a buck and change. The Eagles definitely look ready to soar. Oh boy, that was cheesy. It brings back memories of the old Dick Stockton intros for the CBS Game of the Week. Ron Jaworski has an eagle eye for Mike Quick ... as the fourth-place Eagles look to soar past Neil Lomax's Cardinals, todddaaaaaay on CBSSSSSSS! Maybe it was Dan Jiggetts or Jim Hill, not Stockton. It was pure greatness, either way.
#JimmyNote: So the Browns struggled to stop Carson Wentz because there was no tape on him? That's dumb.
NFL.com also has the Eagles as the lowest-ranked team in the NFC East, which again, is dumb.
His talent and success will ultimately define him, but Carson Wentz sure seems to have just the right temperament to thrive in Philadelphia.
#JimmyNote: Hey, the Eagles are finally rated higher than an NFC East team. That would be the Cowboys, who are ranked 25th here. But they're still not ahead of the Redskins, who looked like trash Monday night. That's dumb.
Carson Wentz looked fantastic in his debut. It didn’t seem like it was merely a product of playing a bad Browns team, though it will be interesting to see if he can repeat it next week at Chicago on Monday night.
#JimmyNote: Once again, the Eagles are last in the NFC East, which (broken record alert) is dumb.
Carson Wentz put on a clinic in his NFL debut and showed why the Eagles drafted him second overall. To tap the brakes on the hype train a little, it was against the Browns (sorry, Cleveland), who aren’t good. Philadelphia still has plenty to prove before it's considered a contender, but Sunday was a good start.
#JimmyNote: In this version, the Eagles are ahead of the Redskins, but not the Cowboys, which again, you guessed it, is dumb.
They have to be thrilled with the way Carson Wentz started his career against the Browns. But now comes his first road game at Chicago.
#JimmyNote: Hey, you'll never guess what three teams the Eagles are behind here, and how I feel about it.
Actually, the Giants are ranked 8th here, which is hilariously dumb.
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