NFL Power Rankings Roundup: Eagles Back to Where They Started

Before the season began, the Eagles were widely expected to finish among the bottom quarter of the league.

While they started with three straight wins and were sitting at 5-4 after Week 10, that preseason notion is looking more likely to hit as the NFL season wanes.

A 27-22 loss to the Redskins on Sunday was the Eagles' fourth straight defeat, dropping them to 5-8 and all but mathematically eliminating them from playoff contention. With three games left, the Eagles are tied with four other teams for the seventh-worst record. 

FOX Sports' Cameron DaSilva: Down one spot to No. 25
"Carson Wentz had a solid game against the Redskins, improving his mechanics and showing great pocket awareness. His improved play wasn’t enough to match the high-powered offense of Washington, though," DaSilva wrote. "It’s fairly clear where the Eagles need to improve in the offseason: Wentz needs plenty of help around him on offense."

NFL.com's Elliot Harrison: Down one spot to No. 26
"The Eagles made it interesting Sunday, with the ball and a chance late in the fourth quarter. Carson Wentz couldn't pull out the win, although the rookie quarterback bounced back nicely after a miserable outing in Cincinnati," Harrison wrote. "To be honest, many of the issues with Wentz have nothing to do with Wentz. The Eagles are devoid of playmakers on offense. Losing Darren Sproles in the second half didn't help, either. That said, big ups to Trey Burton, who not only caught seven balls but volunteered to deep snap on Philly's go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter (and delivered). Maybe the Cardinals should trade for him."

USA Today: Down one spot to No. 26
"We've never seen a team so loaded with long snapper depth. Here's hoping Jon Dorenbos' broken wrist doesn't curtail his magic act too much." 

Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab: Down two spots to No. 26
"This is why good offensive tackles are so important," Schwab wrote. "The Eagles have a revolving door at right tackle after Lane Johnson’s suspension. Ryan Kerrigan barely slowed down breezing past Matt Tobin, the Eagles’ fourth option at right tackle, on his way to a strip-sack of Carson Wentz with the game on the line. That probably doesn’t happen if Johnson was in the lineup."

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco: Down three spots to No. 26
"That 3-0 start was a big tease," Prisco wrote. "This team has a long way to go to be a playoff contender."

The Washington Post's Mark Maske: Down one spot to No. 27
"Once upon a time, the Eagles were 3-0 and rookie QB Carson Wentz had five TD passes and no interceptions," Maske wrote. "Since then, the team is 2-8 and it’s eight TDs and 12 interceptions for Wentz. No one ever said it would be easy, even if it once seemed that way."

ESPN: Down seven spots to No. 27
"Carson Wentz is on pace to throw 613 passes this season, which would be an Eagles franchise record. Having a rookie throw that much is not a recipe for success, and with four straight losses, it obviously hasn't been. The Eagles head to Baltimore in Week 15."

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