Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

8. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 5)

Was it Mark Sanchez? Was it overconfidence? Was it the strength of the Packers? It may have very easily been all three factors, but the Eagles finally fell back to earth without Nick Foles under center. It is likely that one of Philadelphia’s last two games was a fluke – dismantling the Panthers while getting torn apart by the Packers – but the team probably falls somewhere in the middle. Luckily for them, their 7-3 record is still good for a share of the NFC East lead, but their Week 11 loss helped erase all confidence for the team going forward. The Eagles still have both games against the Cowboys in front of them, so they have the opportunity to clean up this mess and control how the division ultimately gets decided.

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