NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Focus On The Philadelphia Eagles

Rob Belote@GuysNationSenior Analyst IDecember 24, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles eludes Matt Dodge #6 of the New York Giants and returns a punt for the winning touchdown as time runs out defeating the Giants 38-31 during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Doing power rankings is tough, but because of the limited number of games on the NFL schedule, it's one of the only ways to get an idea of which teams are better besides just looking at their records.

At my site——I do a weekly power ranking of all 32 NFL teams. It's a hugely subjective process in which I account for a team's strength of schedule, margin of victory, good wins and bad losses.

With a record of 10-4 and victories over the Falcons, Giants (twice), and Colts, the Eagles look like one of the stronger teams in the NFC.  

With a loss to the Falcons, it would be impossible for me to make the case that Philly is better than Atlanta given the two game lead the Falcons have in the "win" column alone.

There are plenty of 10-4 teams in the league right now, and having not played the Ravens, Saints, Steelers or Jets yet, it's tough to predict how they would do against them.  The Eagles have played the Bears, who they lost to, but the game was in Chicago so it doesn't hurt Philly's resume as bad, especially with a narrow margin in the outcome.  When doing the rankings, I don't just compare teams with the same record.  I look at how they did the whole season and what they did against quality opponents.

So where did I place the Eagles amidst the 10-win club in the GuysNation Power Rankings?

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You also might like the dueling NFL Week 16 picks article on, a new(ish) feature where the games on a given week's NFL schedule are debated between myself and another author on my site (who just happens to be a LIFELONG PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FAN, so you KNOW he's got a high opinion of his opinion!).