Eagles player power rankings: Week 5 offense edition
10 October 2016 Eagles News
Week five saw the Eagles first loss of the NFL season. With that being said, after a terrible first half, the Eagles bounced back in the second half and made the game competitive. We all know where this story goes, a fumble costs the Eagles the game. Instead of pointing out the bad on offense, we are here to point out the good. Going into week six, here are the Eagles player power rankings on the offensive side of the ball.
- Carson Wentz– Wentz had another very solid outing versus Detroit. He finished the game with 238 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He completed about 75 percent of his passes and had an overall QBR of 102.8. His one interception was the result of a bad read on his part. Coach Doug Pederson came out today and said that Wentz should have thrown it to Jordan Matthews instead of Nelson Agholor. That was Wentz’s first real mistake as a quarterback in the NFL. Every week Wentz has seemed to grow. Versus Detroit, Wentz was one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball.
- Brandon Brooks– The Eagles signed Brooks to a big deal this offseason. Every game so far, Brooks has proven his worth. Detroit was no different, Brooks had a very solid game. Like Wentz, Brooks had one mistake all game. Brooks was called for a hold on a big Ryan Mathews run. In the moment, it did look like a hold. Now after the game, we can only wonder why the flag was thrown. On offense, Brooks scored the second highest PFF score after the game as well. Brooks has done a great job not allowing interior pressure. Brooks has been worth every penny so far.
- Jason Peters– Coming into the game, Kerry Hyder of the Lions was leading the NFC in sacks. Their other defensive end, Devin Taylor has been solid all season. Both these guys were almost non-existent. After giving up an early sack, Peters bounced back and shut it down. He helped keep Wentz’s blind side protected for the majority of the game. For now, he is crucial to the Eagles success.
- Dorial Green- Beckham– You might look at the stat sheet and ask yourself why is he so high on the rankings? That is because Green-Beckham was the only receiver who was creating separation. Granted, he did drop a sure touchdown. But, he also had some big conversions in the game too. He ended the game catching three passes for 43 yards. We could talk all we want about his drop, but besides that, he was very effective. As the season goes on, expect Green-Beckham to have an even bigger role in this offense, It is pretty clear that he is the Eagles best all around receiver.
- Darren Sproles– Sproles averaged nine yards a carry running the ball (5 for 45 yards). He also caught four passes for 23 yards. Every time he touched the football, he was a threat. It is a shame that the Eagles did not use him more. Honestly, Sproles might just be the Eagles best offensive weapon. Every time you call his number, he performs and it was no different Sunday. The Eagles need to get him the ball more often.
This is just the offensive power rankings. Remember, since this article is dropping after week five, these rankings, for the most part, are based on the week five game. This series is going to be every week after the Eagles game. Come along on the journey and see how these ranking change. Also, we want to know your rankings as well. Stay tuned for the defensive power rankings tomorrow.
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