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2014 NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Eagles Compilation

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Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season is over which means it's time for everyone's favorite activity: NFL Power Rankings. With the return of power rankings comes the return of the weekly Philadelphia Eagles power rankings compilation.

Here is a round-up of how various Internet media outlets have ranked the Eagles. Let's see what the 'experts' are saying. As always, we'll start by revisiting mine first.

Bleeding Green Nation

4) Philadelphia quieted the skeptics with a dominating 27-0 shutout victory at home against a New York Giants team that was averaging 35 points scored in their last three contests. The best news for the Eagles is that star running back LeSean McCoy has returned to top form. The Eagles are 5-1 heading into their bye week.

Last week: 5

SB Nation

4) The Eagles look as strong as ever after shutting out a very hot Giants team, jumping into the No. 4 spot.

Last week: 8

Revenge of the Birds

4) The Eagles moved up the rankings with a total beat down of the New York Giants on prime time, Sunday night football. Their defense and special teams leads the league in scoring (over 70 points from just their defense and special teams!) and their offense remains dangerous, especially if LeSean McCoy gets back into form.

Last week: 3

Mile High Report

2) The Philadelphia Eagles completed destroyed the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, which is the first complete game the Eagles have put together all season. This was enough, in my opinion, to leap frog over the Chargers. When Nick Foles and that offense has a running game, they are pretty much unstoppable. Oh, and now they are being dissed by the media because the Cowboys are also 5-1.

Last week: 4

Baltimore Beatdown

5) Philadelphia’s statement win over the Giants wasn’t nearly as loud as the one their division rivals made in Seattle, no, but we can still hear the Eagles’ cry reverberate through the skies. They shutout the Giants (who were on a three-game hot streak) by 27 points on Sunday night. Do the math.

Last week: 9

ESPN

4) Now that's how you enter a bye week. Philly shut out the Giants for the first time since 1996, with LeSean McCoy rushing for a season-high 149 yards.

Last week: 6

NFL.com

3) Due to an incredible defensive effort, I feel the Eagles have truly earned this spot. Shoot, things were going so well Sunday night that even LeSean McCoy averaged more than 2 yards per carry. Now we're cookin' with grease! Of course, the bye week is here, so the process of building momentum will be somewhat abated, unfortunately. The bye also gives us an additional week to ponder the quality of this 5-1 club -- and how good it could be if the quarterback were actually playing well.

Last week: 6

CBS (Prisco)

5) What we saw against the Giants was the offense we expected to see all season. They head to the bye week in a good way.

Last week: 6

CBS (Kirwan)

4) The no-huddle offense was at full throttle vs. the Giants, and the defense never let Eli Manning get comfortable in the pocket. The Birds are 4-0 at home. We'll see if they can keep the momentum going after their bye this week, followed by road games at Arizona and Houston.

Yahoo!

3) If LeSean McCoy is finally out of his slump and plays like it's 2013 again, look out.

Last week: 5

FOX

3) The Eagles finally put together a complete performance in what was a statement victory against a previously clicking Giants team. The special teams continue to make plays, but the offensive line and DC Billy Davis deserve the game ball for this blowout victory.

Last week: 6

PFT

5) So much for the sluggish, uninspiring wins.

Last week: 5

Washington Post

7) The defense totally shut down Eli Manning and the Giants in Sunday night’s shutout victory. It might be nitpicking after a 27-point win, but QB Nick Foles continues to make some questionable decisions and is throwing too many interceptions. The bye week comes at a good time with RB Darren Sproles needing at least a couple weeks to heal from a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Last week: 8

USA Today

4) They just pitched their first shutout in 18 years. Amazing this oft-besieged defense pulled it off and none of Jim Johnson's units ever did.

Last week: 5

Newsday

6) Eagles respond to Giants’ verbal jousts with the best answer possible: a resounding 27-0 win that humbles their NFC East visitors.

Last week: 6

Analysis

The rankings range from as high as 2 to as low as 7. 4 was the most common ranking. 4.20 is the average ranking. That's up over a whole spot from last week's average ranking of 5.33.

The Eagles quieted skeptics doubting the validity of their one loss record with a statement shutout victory over division rivals in a primetime game. The Eagles would have moved up even more in some rankings if not for the Cowboys beating the Seahawks in Seattle.

Philadelphia now enters their bye week. They probably won't see too much movement in next week's rankings but they may move up or down a spot.

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