With football back, it was only a matter of time until the power polls started rolling out. ESPN was the first to release theirs, and Eagles fans will be happy to know that their team finished high.
Behind only the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots, the Eagles came in 3rd on the poll. They jumped four places from where they finished the poll last year, which was 7th.
Trailing the Eagles in the top ten, from 4-10, were the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and San Diego Chargers. While on any given Sunday anything can happen, it is hard to disagree that on paper, the Eagles are better then the majority of those teams.
The one team that the Eagles probably don’t belong above are the New York Jets. The Jets were a Super Bowl caliber team from start to finish last year, and were very close to getting their before they lost to Pittsburgh. New York has a shut down defense, and a team that has played together for a few years. The Eagles may have more talent on offense, but the defense has yet to gel together.
Representing the NFC East at #11 were the New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys came in #16, and the Washington Redskins near the bottom at #29.
Where do you think the Eagles belong?