NFC East Power Rankings following NY Giants’ blowout loss to LA Rams

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NFC East’s #2 team: Philadelphia Eagles

Just like last week, the Philadelphia Eagles come in as the biggest threat to Dallas’ supremacy in the NFC East.

That isn’t exactly saying much, though.

Philly lost its Thursday night primetime matchup against the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to drop to 2-5 on the year.

That said, it was a spirited comeback for an Eagles outfit that was down 21-7 at one point and looked sure to disappoint any spread bettors backing them (+6.5) on the night.

Those that laid the points on the Bucs instead were sorely disappointed when Jalen Hurts led the comeback effort with his three touchdowns and two-point conversion in the fourth that cut the score to six.

Covering the spread does not equate to success for Philadelphia, but they have to be happy with their 2020 second round draft pick Hurts, who is proving to have the ability to find the end zone and keep the Eagles in games…and even winning some.

The one field goal triumph over Carolina still stands out as their best win of the season ahead of an opening week walloping of the woeful Atlanta Falcons, who of course still beat the NY Giants. Going toe to toe with Tom Brady is a nice look for the developing Hurts.

At least it’s a better look than…