The Eagles fell to 1-2 on the season after a 27-24 loss at home to the Lions and would need a big win on the road in Green Bay to prevent a 1-3 start.
For now, though, they're tumbling:
1. Rams (3-0) Last week: 1
The Rams held on against a solid Browns team on the road. They actually scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to improve to 3-0 on the season. Jared Goff didn't have his best game but did throw a go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. The Rams started last year off with an 8-0 record and they're off to another good start in 2019.
2. Cowboys (3-0) Last week: 2
Who have they beaten? I understand that question. In the first three weeks, the Cowboys haven't exactly played world beaters. But they have outscored the Giants, Redskins and Dolphins by a total of 97-44. They're taking care of the games they should win. Big test in New Orleans on Sunday night.
3. Packers (3-0) Last week: 3
Behind a resurgent defense, the Packers have a perfect record and have given up an average of 11.67 points per game through three games. And they still have that Aaron Rodgers guy. At home against the Eagles and then on the road in Dallas in the next two weeks - both big tests.
4. Saints (2-1) Last week: 7
How about those Saints? With Teddy Bridgewater at QB, they went into a hostile environment in Seattle and beat the Seahawks, 33-27. They did have a 27-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter and let Seattle come back, but they did enough to escape with a W. They are in first in the NFC South and if they can stay in the playoff hunt, Drew Brees could return later this year.
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5. Vikings (2-1) Last week: 6
Dalvin Cook had another big game as the Vikings crushed the Raiders, 34-14. I'm still not a believer in Kirk Cousins but the team around him is pretty good.
6. Seahawks (2-1) Last week: 4
That had to be a pretty disappointing loss to the Saints at home, especially because the Saints were without Brees. The Seahawks made it close at the end but the final touchdown came when the game was unwinnable. They should be able to pick up a win this weekend in Arizona.
7. 49ers (3-0) Last week: 10
San Francisco made it to their Week 4 bye week with a perfect record intact after a 24-20 win over the Steelers. How about former Eagle Raheem Mostert? He had 79 rushing yards this week.
8. Bears (2-1) Last week: 8
The Bears took down the Redskins 31-15 in DC. Washington is a disaster team right now, but at least Chicago didn't play down to their level.
9. Lions (2-0-1) Last week: 11
Are the Lions good? I'm still not sure. Give them credit for going to Philly and beating the Eagles. But the Eagles beat themselves just as much. The Lions host the Chiefs this week. If they can win that game and go into their Week 5 bye undefeated, I'll start to believe in them.
10. Eagles (1-2) Last week: 5
The Eagles couldn't afford to lose to the Lions at home, especially not with a trip to Green Bay on five days rest coming this week. They made so many boneheaded mistakes; they gave it away. Now, they're staring at a possible 1-3 start. That's not good enough.
11. Falcons (1-2) Last week: 9
The Falcons were coming off a big home win over the Eagles, but went to Indy and lost 27-24 to the Colts. They let Indy get a 13-0 lead and then never caught up. Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns but it wasn't enough.
12. Panthers (1-2) Last week: 14
Kyle Allen got the start in place of ailing Cam Newton and led the Panthers to a 38-20 win over the Cardinals. Christian McCaffrey had a big game and Allen threw for four touchdowns. It looks like Newton is out for a while, so it's Allen's team right now.
13. Giants (1-2) Last week: 16
Some life in North Jersey! Daniel Jones played well in his first career start and the Giants picked up their first win with Eli Manning watching from the sideline. Look what Jones did against the Bucs: 23/36, 336 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs. Not bad.
15. Buccaneers (1-2) Last week: 12
On the flip side, the Bucs let a rookie quarterback rip them apart and lead a game-winning drive late. Back-to-back games on the road against the Rams and Saints coming. Uh oh.
16. Redskins (0-3) Last week: 15
The Redskins embarrassed themselves on Monday Night Football and are the only winless team in the entire NFC. It's hard to imagine Jay Gruden making it through this season.
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