Are energy rankings fully silly and meaningless? Sure. Sure, they’re. Nevertheless, personally talking, every time I see them, I click on. And now that I’ve sucked you in with guarantees of many energy ranks, you’ll learn it and prefer it.
Here is the place folks have the Birds ranked after Week 16. Oh, and there you go our model of those sellout rankings, too. Additionally, NFL.com hasn’t launched their energy rankings but, I do not really feel like ready any longer, so we’ll add them later.
A defining second: 35-10 win over the Titans in Week 13.
The discuss going into Week 13 was that Philadelphia must match Tennessee’s physicality and that the Titans, additionally boasting a powerful operating recreation, is likely to be the kind of crew that would give the Eagles hassle. But it surely was no downside in any respect. Tennessee’s Derrick Henry was restricted to 30 yards on 11 carries, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts stepped as much as one other stage as a passer with 380 yards and three touchdowns by way of the air and Eagles wideout AJ Brown (119 receiving yards, two scores) solidified his case for why the titans made a mistake buying and selling him away. The Eagles bullied the bullies to enhance to 11-1 and confirmed the remainder of the league that they’re for actual.
#JimmySays: That win seems much less spectacular extra lately because the Titans have since gone into freefall. My vote for “defining second” was after they took out the Vikings Week 2. I feel that was when it was clear that this crew was actually good.
The Eagles turned the ball over 4 instances, allowed Dak Prescott to finish all 24 passes he tried in opposition to a zone protection and surrendered a key conversion on third-and-30. And but they nonetheless had an opportunity to beat all that and clinch the No. 1 seed within the NFC till Gardner Minshew’s heave from the 19-yard line fell incomplete. That claims as a lot concerning the Eagles’ depth as something, and they need to be capable of wrap issues up this week in opposition to a Saints crew whose misfortune solely enhances Philadelphia’s draft capital. However the Eagles are falling beneath the AFC’s prime tier resulting from mounting accidents. We do not know what Jalen Hurts will appear to be as soon as he returns, Avonte Maddox is an integral a part of the secondary in opposition to good quarterbacks, and Lane Johnson, who’s out for a minimum of the remainder of the common season with an belly damage, may very well be. as vital to the offense as anybody however Hurts.
#JimmySays: I feel Bo is making a considerably missed level right here about Hurts. In 2019, Dak Prescott sprained his shoulder throughout a Week 15 recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams. He performed the subsequent week in opposition to the Eagles in a recreation that was basically for the division, however his pitching skill was very clearly affected by the damage (he stunk in that recreation), and the Eagles gained fairly simply, 17-9.
Simply because Hurts returns to the lineup, every time that’s, does not imply he’ll be the MVP participant we have seen all season. Clearly, the longer he has to get better, the higher.
Gardner Minshew gave the Eagles a professional likelihood in opposition to the Cowboys on Saturday, however the Eagles’ two-half turnovers squandered any hope that they had of clinching the NFC East title in Week 16. Whether or not it was Minshew or Jalen Hurts, the Eagles acquired for the subsequent two weeks, they merely can’t flip the ball over on the pace they did in opposition to Dallas if Philly hopes to characterize the NFC within the Tremendous Bowl.
#JimmySays: Turnovers are certainly dangerous. #Evaluation.
Since sacks grew to become an official statistic in 1982, no crew has had a minimum of six in 4 consecutive video games…till now. If Philadelphia can lengthen its streak to 6 weeks, it should cross the 1984 Bears (72) for many sacks by one crew in a season. And if DE Brandon Graham provides one to his private whole, 4 Iggles can be in double figures. Makes it slightly simpler to transition quickly with out injured QB Jalen Hurts.
#JimmySays: In all probability observe that there are many in any other case dysfunctional groups that gained Tremendous Bowls as a result of they might fireplace the quarterback. (See: Each current Giants Tremendous Bowl groups, the 2015 Broncos, and so on.)
The Eagles have extra dimensions than that, after all, however with the ability to have an effect on the quarterback is type of large.
I am not knocking the Eagles for a highway loss at a superb Cowboys crew, with their backup quarterback, by which they had been 19 yards on the top of profitable it. If something, I am extra impressed with the Eagles than I used to be earlier than the sport.
#JimmySays: That is the optimist’s opinion. I might additionally add that Prescott in all probability performed his greatest recreation of the season, and it nonetheless wasn’t almost sufficient.
Gardner Minshew made some good performs rather than Jalen Hurts, however he additionally made some large errors. He is a backup for a cause.
#JimmySays: Has he actually made “large errors,” although, relative to different quarterbacks across the NFL? The primary interception was on him, however the second was very clearly on Quez Watkins. I might additionally lean closely in the direction of the botched trade on Boston Scott. I am undecided what different large errors may very well be discovered apart from these issues.
Common energy rating of the seven media above
- Week 1: 10.9
- Week 2: 8.1
- Week 3: 5.0
- Week 4: 2.6
- Week 5: 1.9
- Week 6: 2.0
- Week 7: 1.9
- Week 8: 1.9
- Week 9: 1.7
- Week 10: 1.0 🧹
- Week 11: 1.6
- Week 12: 1.7
- Week 13: 1.6
- Week 14: 1.0 🧹
- Week 15: 1.0 🧹
- Week 16: 1.0 🧹
- Week 17: 1.7
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