Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

12. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 10)

They have certainly looked like one of the league’s best teams at times, but the Eagles’ three-game losing streak has dropped them from ‘contender’ to ‘officially eliminated.’ Two of the losses during the skid came against top-notch talent from Seattle and Dallas, but Week 16’s defeat in Washington exploited Philadelphia for the flawed team it is. Perhaps the fast-paced offensive game plan will indeed work in the National Football League, but not when coupled with a porous defense prone to giving up big plays.

author avatar
Mario Mergola
Mario Mergola is a writer, avid sports fan, former ESPN Radio producer, husband, and father who specializes in finding the hidden gems of the less-explored option. Follow @MarioMergola