Eagles soar up to 2 in the latest NFL power rankings
10 October 2017 Eagles News
NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison’s week six power rankings are out and the Philadelphia Eagles have soared up to second in the NFL.
The Eagles ended week six on a high note, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 34-7. The Eagles were dominant in the win and quarterback Carson Wentz had a career day, completing 21 of 30 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns. He set the Eagles franchise record for the most touchdowns in the first quarter and the fastest to reach 5,000 passing yards.
Being ranked in the top five should not come as a surprise. In a league where a lot of teams are having a down year, the Eagles have only gone up. Their 4-1 record speaks for itself and if not for a few missed opportunities versus the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles would be 5-0.
Yes, Harrison is high on the Eagles this season, saying ” Yep, the Eagles are climbing. They are as high as I can ever remember putting them since starting the NFL.com Power Rankings seven seasons ago.”
His reasoning for putting the Eagles that high.
“Even Eagles fans are a bit skeptical of Philly being this high. At least that’s the feedback I received from last week’s Power Rankings. After grounding the birds — the other birds — Carson Wentz and Co. remain alone atop the NFC East. About the only thing that didn’t come to fruition in the Eagles‘ most impressive win of the season was the huge outing predicted by fantasy types for Corey Clement, who was mostly a non-factor. While Wentz’s four touchdown passes led the highlights, the ground game very quietly racked up 122 yards.”
The Eagles have had a great start to the season, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. It is still early on, anything can happen. But, at the moment, it is hard to argue this ranking. The Eagles have been impressive and their record speaks for itself.
This Thursday, the Eagles will have a very tough game against the Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton and co. are playing very well too. It should be a good one to watch. If the Eagles come out of that game victorious, look out NFL.
Photo Credit: Philadelphia Eagles – Hunter Martin