The 2015 NFL season has returned which means NFL Power Rankings are back, and with the return of power rankings comes the return of the weekly power rankings compilation.
Here is a round-up of how various Internet media outlets have ranked the Philadelphia Eagles. Let's start by revisiting mine.
Bleeding Green Nation
8) Philadelphia Eagles - Philly falls out of the top five after a disappointing road loss to start the season. The Eagles just look dreadful in the first half. The good news for the Birds is they started to pick up in the second half of the game. If the Eagles can build on that rebound, they might be OK moving forward. They desperately need to get back to running the football, however. (Last Week: 5)
9) The Eagles started very slow and allowed the Falcons to get a big lead before charging back into the game. Ultimately, it wasn't enough, and they dropped a tough one on the road. (LW: 6)
15) They each scored a touchdown Monday, but the Eagles are likely looking for more than a combined 13 yards on 11 rushes from DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. (LW: 9)
19) You know Chip Kelly did not want to send Cody Parkey out there for that field-goal attempt. That might have been the first time we've seen Kelly succumb to the what-every-other-coach-would-do mentality. Given Parkey's preseason, Kelly probably should have gone for it. But of course, hindsight's 20/20. Regardless, until the Eagles' defense proves it can play defense, middle of the pack (11-20) is where this team will be. (LW: 10)
20) It took them a half to get going against the Falcons, but they were unstoppable in the second half. That secondary needs work. (LW: 13)
19) They didn't look like the well-oiled machine from the preseason but there were positive signs going forward. It's a good thing they don't have to face Dez Bryant this week after the way Julio Jones exposed the secondary in Week 1. (LW: 11)
14) Of all the coaches you'd think would be bold on fourth-and-1 late in the game, instead of taking a shot on a long field goal, you'd think Kelly would be No. 1 on that list. He kicked it, the field-goal attempt missed, and the Eagles lost. (LW: 12)
17) After a slow first half, the Eagles found their offensive rhythm and this could be a sign of things to come. On the defensive side of the ball, the pass defense is still too susceptible to giving up the big play. (LW: 9)
14) It was a tale of two halves in Atlanta, where a dismal first half was followed up by an at-times brilliant second half performance, only to see a 17 point come-back squandered by a missed field goal and an interception late in the 4th. The Eagles's offensive line was downright offensive all game, with DeMarco Murray nor Ryan Matthews able to get anything going. The rear-view mirror will need to be torn off as the Eagles prepare to face Dallas in just 6 days. (LW: 10)
19) People are surprised that the Ringo Starr of the Legion of Boom didn’t perform like Paul McCartney? (LW: 14)
12) New RBs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews came out of the gate with 13 combined rushing yards. Ugly.
17) So much for using high-priced running back DeMarco Murray when you need him most. Instead, it's Ryan Mathews who gets stuffed on third down and prompts Chip Kelly to go for a field goal. Cody Parkey misses wide right, and the Falcons hold on for the win.
17) The Eagles got things going in the second half against the Falcons but made things too difficult on themselves with their first-half struggles. Coach Chip Kelly told reporters during the preseason that he wasn’t worried about K Cody Parkey. But Parkey’s missed FG with about 2-1/2 minutes left and QB Sam Bradford’s tipped-ball interception with a little more than a minute to play kept the Eagles from escaping with a win. (LW: 11)
14) An abysmal secondary could doom the Eagles. Byron Maxwell, the $63 million man, was awful in Monday night’s 26-24 loss in Atlanta.
The rankings range from as high as 8 to as low as 20. 14 and 17 were the most common rankings. 16.3 is the average ranking. That's nearly down seven whole spots from last week's average ranking of 9.6.
The Eagles will have a good chance to move up this rankings if they beat the Cowboys. A lot of outlets have Dallas ranked higher than Philadelphia. A loss to the Cowboys, meanwhile, could cause panic.