Eagles

Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) attempts the tackle during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

At a certain point, we have to stop doubting this Eagles team. Yes, things have not been perfect. There have been some serious flaws. But it is week 12, and they have just 1 loss. When you win “ugly” week after week, eventually you just have to call a team winners. Especially when it comes against the reigning champions the Chiefs. That game was as ugly as it gets. The offense barely moved the ball for most of the game. Jalen Hurts was under siege. And they were trailing for most of the time. But they pulled it out. They shutout the Chiefs in the second half, and put up 14 points of their own to win 21-17.

The Eagles are now 9-1 heading into week 12, and 4-0 vs playoff teams (Chiefs, Cowboys, Dolphins, Vikings).  They are nearly halfway through what people called the gauntlet in their schedule, and they didn’t lose a single one of those games. And they lead the NFC with a 1 game lead over the Lions, and no in-conference losses.

Maybe they are just a great team. As great as last year? No. But they don’t have to play last year’s Eagles team. They only have to play the other teams this year. And they look better than all of them. Who has been better? The 49ers team that dropped 3 straight games. No. The Cowboys team they just beat? No. The Chiefs? We saw that is a no last night. The Ravens? How many big leads can they blow late in games before people question them? And the Lions got blown out by that Ravens team. Every team is flawed, the Eagles are just the least flawed.

But what does the National Media think about them? Are they giving the Eagles love for winning, or questioning how these games are? Let’s find out.

Here is the Week 12 Roundup of where the Eagles fell in the Power Rankings:

 

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