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NFL Week 16 Power Rankings: Turnovers are killing the Eagles

Where do the Eagles rank around the web?

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Week 15 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

9) The Eagles had a chance to boost their playoff chances to 97% with a win over the Cowboys. They didn't capitalize on the opportunity and instead totally blew it. The Birds made a major gaffe on the opening kickoff and that really set a bad tone for the entire game.

Last week: 6

SB Nation

10) Dallas bounced back from a blowout loss two weeks ago to hold off the Eagles, and look to be clicking right now in all areas -- the Cowboys have won four of their last five.

Last week: 5

Mile High Report

13) The Philadelphia Eagles season is toast. They will get to 10 wins, but I do not think that will be enough. Dropping back to back home games is not what good football teams do and their defense is also showing signs of vulnerability. Nick Foles is probably glad he'll at least be the front runner come training camp.

Last week: N/A

Cincy Jungle

9) The Eagles have trouble beating good teams, they need to win to keep pace with the rest of the playoff hopefuls.

Last week: 5

Philadelphia Daily News

9) Does a team that has a league-worst 34 turnovers and has given up 29 TD passes really belong in the playoffs?

CBS (Prisco)

8) Two straight home losses have this team in second place and in need of winning out. The secondary had a rough go of it against the Cowboys.

Last week: 6

CBS (Kirwan)

8) The Eagles rallied from a 21-0 deficit to take the lead vs. the Cowboys, but let Dallas march straight down the field to re-take the lead Sunday night. Even if they get Nick Foles back -- he won't play Saturday vs. Washington -- it may not be enough to secure a playoff spot.

Last week: 6


9) Even with wins at the Redskins and Giants, an 11-win Eagles team could be out of the playoffs with a little bad luck. Thank the horrific NFC South.

Last week: 7

9) Who didn't think the Eagles had the Sunday nighter in the bag after Darren Sproles took that little counter run in for a touchdown, putting Philly up three, capping off a 24-point spree and whipping the home folks into a frenzy? The Eagles played the run hard, bottling up DeMarco Murray for most of the evening. Unfortunately for them, there was that Dez guy ...

Last week: 7


9) Chip Kelly has already ruled out any immediate personnel changes, but the play of quarterback Mark Sanchez and several members of the secondary have the Eagles on the outside looking in at the NFC playoffs.

Last week: 6


10) Demoralized after a pair of home losses, the Eagles are still only a pair of road wins and a Cowboys stumble away from winning the division.

Last week: 6


12) Yeah, the Sanchize wasn't the answer. I tap out.

Last week: 7

USA Today

10)  They lead NFC with 47 sacks. But they get shredded by opposing QBs (93.4 rating) when they manage to get passes away.

Last week: 6

Business Insider

9) There's a good chance that they become the third 11-5 team to ever miss the playoffs.

Last week: 6

Washington Post

14) Losses at home to the Seahawks and Cowboys the past two weekends have left the Eagles, at least for now, on the outside of the NFC playoffs looking in. The offense suddenly is having its issues and QB Mark Sanchez is having problems with turnovers, throwing nine interceptions in his seven games this season. Going back to Nick Foles isn’t an option at this point, with Coach Chip Kelly saying Monday that Foles’s broken collarbone isn’t sufficiently healed and he isn’t medically cleared to play this week. The Eagles at least get to face the Redskins this weekend.

Last week: 13


9) Turnovers a problem again for Mark Sanchez, who added two more in his second straight home loss.

Last week: 6


12) Just 18 minutes of offense in each of their back-to-back losses.


The rankings range from as high as 8 to as low as 14. 9 was the most common ranking. 9.94 is the average ranking. That's down over three spots from last week's average ranking of 6.5.

The Eagles blew a huge opportunity against Dallas on Sunday night and everyone took notice. Not everyone was ready to knock Philadelphia out of the top 10, but the Eagles are right on the edge.

Philadelphia can stop the bleeding this week with a win over Washington.


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