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2014 NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Eagles Compilation

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Week 7 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) Bye week. The Eagles will return to action with a tough test in Arizona against the Cards.

Last week: 4

SB Nation

4) N/A

Last week: 4

Mile High Report

4) The Philadelphia Eagles had a Bye, so who cares.

Last week: 4

Music City Miracles

2) N/A

Last week: 2

Baltimore Beatdown

6) Bye.

Last week: 5

Philly Daily News

2) From fifth to second without playing a snap. That’s what you call a productive bye week.

Last week: 5

CBS (Prisco)

4) They come off the bye with that huge game at Arizona. Foles against that Arizona defense will be fun.

Last week: 5

CBS (Kirwan)

6) The Eagles had a bye last week and the only reason they slipped a few spots was the excellent performances of some other teams.

Last week: 4

ESPN

3) Seven of the Eagles' 21 touchdowns have come on defense or special teams (33 percent). No other team has more than 20 percent of its touchdowns on defense and special teams.

Last week: 4

NFL.com

3) The bye provided the Birds with an opportunity to get their offensive line a wee bit healthier. And Nick Foles got an extra week to figure out on tape what we've all been seeing on TV: He's still missing receivers in stride.

Last week: 3

FOX

2) Coming out of the bye week, it will be interesting to see if the improved play on the offensive line and from LeSean McCoy was a mirage or the real deal.

Last week: 2

PFT

4) Philly returns to Arizona for perhaps the biggest game there since the Cardinals beat the Eagles in the 2008 NFC title game.

Last week: 5

Yahoo!

2) The Cowboys' story is better, but I'd still pick the Eagles right now to win the East. Dallas is just overshadowing them.

Last week: 3

USA Today

4) Hope that bye was restful because they get Cardinals, Texans, Packers and Cowboys on the road over the next six weeks.

Last week: 4

Washington Post

5) The Eagles return from their bye chasing the Cowboys atop the NFC East, and facing consecutive road games at Arizona and Houston. They don’t play at home again until Nov. 10. Some of the main post-bye issues include seeing whether RB Darren Sproles is ready to return from the knee injury he suffered during an Oct. 12 win over the Giants, and finding ways for QB Nick Foles to cut down on his interceptions. He has thrown seven in six games this season after throwing two last season.

Last week: 7

NewsDay

6) Eagles got an extra week to enjoy their beatdown of the Giants and are back in action against the Cardinals in Arizona.

Last week: 6

Analysis

The rankings range from as high as 2 to as low as 6. 4 was the most common ranking. 3.81 is the average ranking. That's up slightly from last week's average ranking of 4.20.

The Eagles had a bye week so they predictably didn't move too much in the rankings. A few outlets dropped or raised the Birds a few spots based on the performances of teams around them.

Philadelphia has a huge opportunity this week with a match-up against the Cardinals. Quite a few outlets already have Arizona ranked above the Eagles. With that said, the Eagles won't have much room to move up if the Dallas Cowboys (home versus Washington) and the Denver Broncos (home versus Chargers) both win. The Eagles will realistically be hovering around the No. 3 spot next week if they win and those teams win as well.

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