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2014 NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Eagles Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez?

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Where do the Eagles rank around the web?

Thomas B. Shea

Week 9 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) The Eagles have the best point differential in the NFC but also the worst turnover differential in the NFL. How is that even possible? Philadelphia needs to find a way to stop being so careless with the ball. It's up to Mark Sanchez to lead the Eagles down the stretch now that Nick Foles is out for at least six weeks.

Last week: 5

SB Nation

6) The Eagles keep finding ways to win. Now they have to do so with Mark Sanchez at the helm over the next month or two. If anyone can facilitate this, it's Chip Kelly.

Last week: 6

Mile High Report

4) Jeremy Maclin is going berserk since coming off the Bye Week and it doesn't matter if Nick Foles or Mark Sanchez is throwing it back there. He has accumulated 18 catches for 345 yards and 4 touchdowns in his last TWO GAMES. With the Cowboys collapsing, the Philadelphia Eagles are right back in the drivers seat and in control of the NFC East again.

Last week: 5

Music City Miracles

1) The Eagles are the best team in the league right now.  They took a hit with the injury to Nick Foles, I bet he doesn't play again this year, but Chip Kelly will build his offense around Mark Sanchez.

Last week: 2

Baltimore Beatdown

11) Head Coach Chip Kelly has proven that he could turnaround a team of so-so’s to a squad of awesome’s. Despite owning an average-at-best talented roster, Philly keeps finding ways to win.

Last week: 7

Philly Daily News

4) The injuries keep on coming, the Eagles keep on winning.

Last week: 4

NJ.com

5) Are they better or worse with Sanchez? Given how poorly Foles has played this season, my guess is better.

Last week: N/A

CBS (Prisco)

4) The Nick Foles' injury situation will be tough to overcome. Mark Sanchez to the rescue for the next month or so.

Last week: 5

CBS (Kirwan)

8) The Eagles didn't miss a beat when Mark Sanchez took over for an injured Nick Foles and it appears the former Jets QB will be under center for a while. Don't be surprised if Sanchez capitalizes on this opportunity and plays well looking for a second chance to be a starter in the NFL.

Last week: 11

ESPN

4) Mark Sanchez sighting! Sanchez was 15-of-22 for two touchdowns and two interceptions, his first two-touchdown performance since 2012 (Week 6). Could Sanchez's success make 2014 even worse for Jets fans?

Last week: 5

NFL.com

4) Kudos to Mark Sanchez, who capitalized on a second opportunity after a well-publicized failure with his initial team. The list of NFL players who struggled at their first stop but managed to carry on successfully in other cities includes numerous Hall of Fame and Hall of Very Good quarterbacks: Len Dawson, Earl Morrall, Billy Kilmer, Steve Young and Rich Gannon, to name a few.

Last week: 4

FOX

5) Just when the Eagles started to get healthier on the offensive line, injuries to their quarterbacks on both defense and offense strike. The offense didn’t skip a beat when Mark Sanchez stepped in, but replacing DeMeco Ryans on defense will be a lot harder to do.

Last week: 3

PFT

3) Chip Kelly says DeMeco Ryans is the team’s Mufasa. Which makes sense coming from a guy who’s built a little like Pumbaa.

Last week: 4

Yahoo!

4) I think the Eagles are going to make a Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez as their starter. There, I said it. I'll refund your cost for this post when I'm wrong.

Last week: 4

USA Today

4) Mark Sanchez's success (or lack thereof) will shed light on what's more valuable: Nick Foles or Chip Kelly's system.

Last week: 4

Washington Post

7) The Eagles won their match against Houston, but lost quarterback Nick Foles to injury. Mark Sanchez performed well in relief (68.2 completion percentage, 202 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions) but he is still Mark Sanchez (71.9 career passer rating).

Last week: 11

Newsday

5) Mark Sanchez wins in relief of Nick Foles, and the former Jets QB will get an extended shot to showcase his talents now that Foles is out with a broken collarbone. Could be Sanchez’s ticket to a starting job in 2015.

Last week: 7

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Analysis

The rankings range from as high as 1 to as low as 11. 4 was the most common ranking. 4.88 is the average ranking. That's less than half a spot up last week's average ranking of 5.31.

Philadelphia didn't move up too much with a win over a mediocre Houston Texans team. The Eagles mostly recovered from the damage done by their Week 9 loss to Arizona. A number of outlets gave their take on Mark Sanchez, the Nick Foles injury, and/or the DeMeco Ryans injury. Yahoo went as far to say the Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl with Sanchez! (Hey, why not?)

The Eagles won't be able to move up too much but should be able to solidify their position with a win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10.