PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 03: Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball while being chased by Christian Elliss #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Well, the Eagles were bound to lose at some point. They were in the hardest part of a schedule any team had this season and were undefeated in it up until now. They were not going to go 7-0 in those games. But did they have to lose like that?

The 49ers didn’t just beat the Eagles, they embarrassed them. The same way they embarrassed the Cowboys and the Jaguars. The Eagles hung around for about two drives, before giving up 6 straight TDs to eventually lose 42-19. It exposed some major issues at linebacker and Safety. And it has a lot of people questioning how real their 10-2 record is.

Let’s have some perspective though. This Eagles team beat the Dolphins, Chiefs, Cowboys, and Bills. It’s not like they were riding a cupcake schedule and then got smacked when they finally faced a good team. They played a very bad game against a very good team. And it would be completely fair to now look at the 49ers as the superior team. After all the 49ers haven’t just been blowing out bad teams, looking at you Cowboys, they are blowing out the best teams they face. Lifting up the 49ers after that game is fair. But it is not the Eagles getting exposed.

This team is flawed. They are not as good as they were last year. Because last year’s team was near perfect until they forgot how to defend in the Super Bowl. There are a lot of flawed teams in the NFL though.

The good news is they are still atop the standings. They have less room for error, but they still control their own destiny. Have they taken a tumble in the Power Rankings though? What is the National media saying about them after that blowout?

Here is a roundup of the week 14 Power Rankings:


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