Our own lead writer, Matt Miller—clearly bought into the preseason hype of the "dream team" with all the acquisitions made in the offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles had a ton of turnover throughout the roster and it has noticeably taken its toll.
Even for a team with the sheer quantity of talent that the Eagles possess, they must still learn to play together as a unit. If you read my bio, you'll find out my personal affection for this franchise; however, I can say with a clean conscious that I did not become jaded by all the signings.
Sure—for any Eagles fan or Eagles hater—it was very easy to get carried away due to the eye-popping star power reeled in by the Philadelphia Eagles and all the countless hours of media coverage. The problem is, there were parts of this team that were not addressed on the personnel side of things. Linebackers, offensive line, a safety and a rookie kicker were all concerns after the aura of awe wore off for all of Philadelphia.
Coincidentally enough, one or all of those concerns have cost the Eagles a game this year, and we're only in Week 5. I had the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons all ranked higher than the Eagles going into the season for those very reasons. (Well, that and because chemistry doesn't just appear overnight.)
They may be the best 1-3 team in the NFL, but until they can finish out games in the fourth quarter their power ranking status will continue to diminish. I do believe this team is better than their record and their current power ranking, but they must prove it on the field this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium versus Buffalo.