It’s gettin, It’s gettin, It’s gettin kinda hectic
Week 4 Power Rankings
So just to refresh everyone’s memory, three weeks ago, most league observers and power rankers had the Eagles bottom three in the league. Amazing how much can change in just three weeks
— NFL.com has the Eagles ranked at 6, up 8 spots from last week.
What’s not to like about the Eagles right now? They whipped one of the (presumed) top teams in the league. They paid a king’s ransom for a rookie quarterback — a rookie quarterback who apparently didn’t impress one particular winless team (this decade, seemingly) — and he’s balling out. Most importantly, Jim Schwartz’s defense has allowed a grand total of 27 points in three games ( the lowest figure in the NFL by 10 points). The defensive line played out of sight Sunday night. Ah, the NFL.
The Giants fall to 16 after a loss to the Redskins, who move up to 22. The Cowboys enter the top 10 at 9th overall
— ESPN.com is usually a fair Power Ranker and this week they have the Eagles up at 7, up from 15 last week
The Eagles head into their bye week 3-0 behind a rookie head coach and a rookie quarterback who has yet to turn over the ball. The Eagles also have allowed only 27 points through three weeks, best in the NFL.
Cowboys (11), Giants (15), and Redskins (20) complete the division
— USA Today is bullish on the Eagles, ranking them 4th, ahead of the Packers, Seahawks, and Panthers
All the Carson Wentz talk is justified. But Philly has scored the most points in the league and allowed the fewest. A stunning start.
The Giants are down the middle at 16, Cowboys totally undervalued at 19, and Redskins moving up to 22. Patriots and Bronocs are 1-2.
— FoxSports.com also is impressed with the Wentz Wagon, ranking them at 5
The biggest surprise of the season has been the Eagles, without question. They’re 3-0 and dominated the Steelers on Sunday with a 34-3 victory. The defense is legit, Carson Wentz has been outstanding, and they’re deep at running back. Philadelphia is officially a contender.
The Cowboys surge to 10th, the Giants slip to 16, while the Redskins move up to 22. The Bears are in the Power Ranking Basement
— Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com loves to flex New York bias when it comes to his rankings. Last week he had the Eagles 13th on his list, but he finally came around and ranked the Eagles at 5.
Carson Wentz is off to a great start, but give some love to the defense. That unit has been impressive.
Cowboys (9), Giants (16), and Redskins (22) are the NFC East. Patriots, Broncos, and Vikings the top 3