NFL power ratings: Eagles’ fashion train is absolutely rolling
We did it. Regular season NFL football has arrived. We’re less than a week away from the Eagles’ 2022 debut in Detroit against a suspect Lions team, which means we should be less than a week from a 1-0 start to the season.
It’s the best time of the year for football fans. It’s all hope and no worries. Nothing but potential. And if the power rankings I saw before Week 1 are any indication, football pundits think the Eagles have A LOT of potential.
Let’s run through seven different national outlets to find out what they’re saying about the birds ahead of the Week 1 madness:
Last week: 15
This week: 15 (+0)
“Can anyone put a dent in the offensive line? Eagles GM Howie Roseman has built a deep and promising roster that should put quarterback Jalen Hurts in the best possible position to thrive in Year 3. But Roseman outdid himself up front, where the front five of LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce, RG Isaac Seumalo and RT Lane Johnson stand above any blocking group in football. the biggest revelation of all, a product of the International Pathway program who went from spot starter to one of the game’s most dominant blockers seemingly overnight.”
Last week: ten
This week: 11 (-1)
“Jalen Hurts has all kinds of offensive talent to draw on in 2022. The defense is solid. Hurts is a lot like Tua Tagovailoa in Miami with a few fewer questions. The Eagles should win 10-11 games and take the NFC East.”
Last week: 16
This week: 15 (+1)
“When isn’t the quarterback seat in Philadelphia hot? Hurts led the Eagles to a playoff appearance in his first year as a full-time starter and has shown signs of improvement this summer. But the Eagles will soon have a decision to make when it comes to the long-term direction of the franchise. Hurts is eligible for a contract extension after the season. Philadelphia, meanwhile, holds two first-round picks in this which is expected to be a quarterback-rich draft next April season will help inform management’s decision on how to proceed.”
Last week: 15
This week: 11 (+4)
“The Eagles have done a great job building a roster around Jalen Hurts, and he’s been given everything he needs to be a successful third year.”
Last week: 13
This week: 13 (+0)
“I’m not sure any franchise has had a better offseason than the Eagles when it’s all considered. The trade for AJ Brown gives them the No. 1 receiver they’ve been looking for, and it also allows DeVonta Smith to focus. 2. The addition of Haason Reddick and Jordan Davis bolsters a defensive front that has been eroding since its peak, and catching James Bradberry late in the day is a really wise signing that could make a real difference. turn out to be one of the biggest steals in the draft if he’s the same player in the NFL he was in college.”
Last week: 8
This week: 8 (+0)
“The Eagles have perhaps the best cornerback tandem in the NFL, while Brandon Graham will be back from injury. With AJ Brown to help Jalen Hurts, the Eagles are a legitimate Super Bowl contender at the dark horse.”
Last week: 13
This week: 12 (+1)
“Speaking of those Eagles, they really need Jalen Hurts to take the next step as a passer with game changer AJ Brown now in the mix to help DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. The offensive line is rocking and the defense still has a familiar pop. Regardless if they take over the East from the Cowboys, the Eagles should be ready for a playoff comeback.”
Friends, the hype train is officially rolling! Between August 10 and this week, the Eagles have managed to climb almost an entire place in the collective ranking. Their average ranking before the start of pre-season was 12.86; it is now 12:14 p.m.
Was Chauncey Gardner-Johnson’s trade – Ceedy Duce – that much of a needle mover? Or is it just the collective excitement of national writers and footballing talking heads?
I can feel the heat radiating from this Eagles team right now. They are hot. They have Chris Simms picking them to be the NFC’s top seed. It’s a whole new world out there.
And now we can actually watch them play. As the great Russell Wilson would say, let’s roll.
I’ll be tracking the Eagles’ average power rating in these seven outlets throughout the season at the bottom of these articles.
Monitoring throughout the season
After the pre-season: 12.14