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October 26, 2016

Eagles power ranking roundup: Small bump for the Birds

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Carson Wentz checks the jumbotron to see if the power rankings were updated yet after the Eagles' win over the Vikings.

As we know, power rankings are kind of pointless, but we click them anyway. Here's a roundup of where the Eagles "rank" a week after their second straight loss of the season.

In case you missed our equally meaningless NFC power rankings, you can find them here.

ESPN: 12th

The Eagles have one offensive touchdown in their past two games. Their defense has one touchdown in that span, and their special teams unit has two. It's never a bad thing to get points from defense and special teams, but QB Carson Wentz needs to start moving the ball again, especially at Dallas in Week 8.

#JimmyNote: Hey, I guess that's right. They've scored 41 points but only have one offensive TD.


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NFL.com: 7th

When you win, you can pull off a blazer like this with a Hanes three-for-five-bucks V-neck T-shirt. While Carson Wentz will continue to have praise heaped on him in scoops, it was the Eagles' defense that reasserted its will on Sunday. After a subpar outing in Washington, Philly's defense forced four turnovers while holding the Vikings to 282 yards. Through six games, Jim Schwartz's defense has allowed 81 offensive points. That's 13.5 per game, folks.

#JimmyNote: Carson Wentz doesn't adhere to your traditional fashion sense. He wears what he wants.

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USA Today: 12th

Defense is up to 12 takeaways, and special teams has produced TDs last two weeks -- good timing as Carson Wentz reminds us he's a rookie.

#JimmyNote: Eagles are up from 18 here a week ago.

Yahoo: 12th

Lost in the excitement of a big win against Minnesota was that Carson Wentz had his worst game as a pro. He had just 138 yards, a short touchdown pass and two interceptions for a 52.4 rating.

#JimmyNote: That was lost on literally nobody.

FOX: 12th

The Eagles came away with their second seriously impressive win of the year, topping the Vikings at home by forcing Minnesota into a handful of uncharacteristic turnovers. Carson Wentz still hasn’t been as sharp as he was in the first few games, but there’s little reason to be concerned with the rookie so long as he improves his footwork a bit.

#JimmyNote: I would argue it was their fourth impressive win.

CBS: 10th

The defense bounced back from two poor games to play really well against the Vikings. Now here come the Cowboys.

#JimmyNote: The Eagles have the second-best point differential in the NFL (one point behind the Patriots) and they're only in the top 10 in two of these power rankings.


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