Eagles slip under Bills and Chiefs after tough win

Perfection is not always an acknowledgment of success and like the 5-0 Eagles prepare the Cowboys in Week 6, there seems to be some confusion among the national media.

The Birds are the only undefeated team in the NFL.

Yet they landed behind Kansas City and Buffalo in several power rankings, with the 3-2 Buccaneers hovering just below Philadelphia in some lists.

With Jalen hurts and the Eagles are set for a return to the NovaCare complex on Wednesday, here’s a look at the NFL’s Week 6 Power Rankings.

USA Today — 1

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USA today has Philadelphia back to No. 1 after a hard-fought victory.

A big reason for their 5-0 start? The ability to sprint to big tracks before putting teams aside. Philadelphia’s 92 points in the second quarter are the most in NFL history in five games and 68 more than their opponents. Philly hasn’t trailed in the second half all season.

Laundress report — 1

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Launderer’s report in Philadelphia ahead of the Chiefs.

Sunday’s win at Arizona wasn’t the most eye-catching or emphatic win the team has had this season. After taking a 14-0 lead in the first half, Philly’s offense was flat for most of the rest of the game. But as they have throughout the season, the Eagles made plays when they needed them and received some luck when Cardinals kicker Matt Ammendola’s late field goal attempt sailed away.

Athletics — 2

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Athleticism has Philadelphia at No. 2 on the roster despite the team going undefeated.

Why would a rebuilding team trade one of the best young passing throwers in the league? Because the Eagles could be worth it. With two first-round picks in 2023, the Eagles might have had those destined to step up for a quarterback. But the rise of Jalen Hurts makes that less of a concern. We know GM Howie Roseman will always build his team through the line of scrimmage, so why not offer something like the Eagles’ 2023 first-round pick (keeping the Saints’ first-round advantage internally) and one day 2024 2 choices for Burns, 24? Burns has 29.5 sacks since entering the league as a 2019 first-round pick, 12th in the NFL.

Professional Football Discussion — 1

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Professional Football Discussion has Philadelphia at No. 1.

The best teams avoid trap games. The Eagles barely made it.

CBS Sports — 1

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CBS Sports rightfully has the Eagles at No. 1.

They didn’t play a great game in Arizona, but they found a way. It’s the sign of a good team. Now here are the Cowboys.

NFL.com — 2

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NFL.com has the Birds at No. 2 behind Buffalo.

The Eagles continue to respond to the bell in different ways. Win a shootout? Check. Blow a team off the field? Check. Rally of several scores down? Check. Win a loved one in a hostile environment? I have that too. Sunday’s 20-17 triumph at Arizona came with good fortune: Kyler Murray’s premature slip before the first down caused an ugly miss from a temporary kicker to close the game. But you tend to have these kinds of breaks when things are going well. “Not every win is easy,” said Jalen Hurts. “Personally, I have mixed emotions about the game itself, but we’ve found a way.” The Eagles are 5-0 for only the third time in franchise history.

Sports Illustrated — 3

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Sports Illustrated looks bored this week, listing the Eagles behind the Chiefs and Bills like Philadelphia is Appalachia State.

While stunning throws are the norm now, it’s worth looking back on Jalen Hurts’ game against the Cardinals and seeing how fluidly he escapes pressure and finds open receivers with expert ball placement. The latter part sometimes makes the balls look like they’re just lame in the air, when in reality they’re deliberately downed and away: the only place a good wide receiver can find it.

Ringtone — 3

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The ring in Philadelphia at No. 3.

Top six in offensive EPA per drive (0.39) and yards allowed per game defense (4.7), the Eagles are comfortably the best team in the NFC after five weeks. Even with injuries to cornerback Avonte Maddox, starting left tackle Jordan Mailata and kicker Jake Elliott, the Eagles picked up a road victory over the Cardinals to remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. Arizona chipped the Eagles for big plays with tempo and well-timed Kyler Murray-designed runs, but the Eagles proved once again that they can win in many ways and continue to show how hard they can. he team has a margin of error on both sides. ball right now.

The story originally appeared on Eagles Wire

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