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Power Ranking Round Up: Eagles still flying high

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Not playing is not detrimental

Pittsburgh Steelers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The Eagles spend the weekend at home hunting or in Miami getting arrested. Their power rankings spot also took the week off.

SB Nation - 5th (last week: 5th)

No write up

ESPN - 7th (last week: 7th)

Rookie QB Carson Wentz has been great, but don't forget the defense in Philadelphia, which has allowed 27 points in three games. The last Eagles team to allow that few points in the first three games was the 1992 squad that went 11-5.

Yahoo - 5th (last week: 5th)

The Eagles have seven road games left, and there are some tough ones: at Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Giants, Seattle, Cincinnati and Baltimore. And they still have tough home games, like Minnesota, Atlanta and Green Bay. Carson Wentz and Co. will get tested often going forward.

Fox Sports - 5th (last week: 5th)

Carson Wentz and the Eagles were on the sidelines this week due to their Week 4 bye, which is probably the only thing that could have cooled off red-hot Philly.

Pro Football Talk - 5th (last week: 6th)

How much will a too-early bye week disrupt the team’s momentum?

Bleacher Report - 5th (last week 5th)

I can't dock the Eagles in these power rankings for not playing.

They've defeated the teams they were supposed to (Bears, Browns). They beat a team they weren't supposed to (Steelers). Overall, they're in great shape moving forward.

What could improve? I'd like to see a little more from the running game to balance things out. Maybe rookie Wendell Smallwood gets a bigger piece of the backfield pie.

An average of 5th is fine. Last week the Eagles were an average of 5.5th, and it’s fair to not give any team on a bye much of a bump. But Fox and ESPN put the Steelers, who beat the Chiefs by less than the Eagles beat the Steelers a week ago, ahead of the Eagles. That’s nonsense. In December that game won’t matter as much, but seven days later it matters greatly.

It’ll probably be the same spot next week if the Eagles can beat the Lions. The Broncos have a tough match up against the Falcons, but everyone else above them has a pretty easy match up. No one would complain with another week in the top 5 though.