A weekly examination of the Eagles’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 25| Last Week: 14 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Eagles moved up two spots, their smallest weekly change in ages. But the really interesting aspect of this week’s rankings, from the Eagles’ perspective, is the company they are in. When they come out of this week’s bye, they will have five games left. Four of the five are against teams within two spots of the Eagles on this week’s chart: No. 10 Chicago, No. 11 Detroit, No. 13 Arizona and No. 14 Dallas.
So the Eagles’ push to hang onto their lead in the NFC East will be made mostly against teams with similar records and levels of strength. They are beyond the toughest part of their schedule -- facing Nos. 1 and 3 in the first month -- as well as the easiest part.