NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Putting a Hurt(s) on the Competition

The Philadelphia Eagles made a statement on Monday Night Football as Jalen Hurts shredded the Vikings while the defense kept Kirk Cousins & Co. in check en route to a big win in prime time. They're one of the biggest movers in the Week 3 power rankings.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2022 11:46 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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After two weeks of results, it's a real crap shoot outside of the Top 10 of the NFL power rankings, with some teams forgetting to get off the bus in Week 2 or just failing to protect multi-score leads. Quarterback issues are shaking up the standings while the Colts and Broncos continue to frustrate bettors. It would also be great if someone could protect Joe Burrow, starting in Week 3

In games on a neutral field, every higher-ranked team would be favored or, at least, a pick 'em on the in this format. For two teams ranked closely together, the difference in the spread would be a home-field advantage (if any), which varies slightly from team to team.  

NFL power rankings for Week 3

Rank (Last week) Team Record Super Bowl Odds
1 (1, -) Buffalo Bills 2-0 +400
2 (2, -) Kansas City Chiefs 2-0 +650
3 (3, -) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-0 +750
4 (5, ↑ 1) Los Angeles Rams 1-1 +1500
5 (4, ↓ 1) Los Angeles Chargers 1-1 +1500
6 (7, ↑ 1) Green Bay Packers 1-1 +1200
7 (12, ↑ 5) San Francisco 49ers  1-1 +2000
8 (13, ↑ 5) Philadelphia Eagles 2-0 +1200
9 (10, ↑ 1) Miami Dolphins 2-0 +2500
10 (8, ↓ 2) Baltimore Ravens  1-1 +1800
11 (9, ↓ 2) New Orleans Saints 1-1 +4000
12 (11, ↓ 1) Minnesota Vikings 1-1 +2500
13 (15, ↑ 2) Dallas Cowboys 1-1 +4000
14 (6, ↓ 8) Indianapolis Colts 0-0-1 +5000
15 (14, ↓ 1) Cincinnati Bengals 0-2 +3500
16 (17, ↑ 1) New England Patriots 1-1 +5000
17 (23, ↑ 6) Arizona Cardinals 1-1 +5000
18 (20, ↑ 2) Cleveland Browns 1-1 +6000
19 (16, ↓ 3) Denver Broncos 1-1 +2500
20 (18, ↓ 2) Las Vegas Raiders 0-2 +5000
21 (21, -) Tennessee Titans  0-2 +6000
22 (19, ↓ 3) Pittsburgh Steelers 1-1 +8000
23 (28, ↑ 5) Jacksonville Jaguars 1-1 +10000
24 (22, ↓ 2) Washington Commanders 1-1 +8000
25 (25, -) Detroit Lions 1-1 +10000
26 (26, -) New York Giants 2-0 +7000
27 (29, ↑ 2) Atlanta Falcons 0-2 +25000
28 (24, ↓ 4) Seattle Seahawks  1-1 +25000
29 (32, ↑ 3) New York Jets 1-1 +20000
30 (31, ↑ 1) Carolina Panthers  0-2 +25000
31 (27, ↓4) Chicago Bears 1-1 +20000
32 (30, ↓ 2) Houston Texans 0-1-1 +25000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings. Compare updated NFL Futures odds before betting to ensure you get the best number.

Jalen is balling: Philadelphia Eagles (8th)

I had the Eagles down to the 13th spot last week after allowing the Lions to make it interesting late in Week 1, but Jalen Hurts and this defense came out and dominated Kirk Cousins and the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 2. After Justin Jefferson went off in the opener, the Eagles held him to 48 yards and Dalvin Cook to just 17 on the ground. Hurts looked unstoppable in prime time and if he can sling the ball as he did on Monday night — while also being as dangerous with the RPO — this could be a Top-3 offense. They are currently tied with the Chiefs and Bills in yards per play at 6.7.  

QB play: Jacksonville Jaguars (23rd)

The Jaguars blew a late lead in Week 1 but rebounded and blanked the Colts on Sunday. Trevor Lawrence looks like a Top-7 quarterback and currently sits fourth in EPA/play + CPOE composite, per rbsdm. His Jags are loaded with weapons on offense and the defense held Matt Ryan to -0.55 EPA/dropback on Sunday. With a new view on football, this Jaguars team can make some noise in the AFC South and are still +300 to win the division. 

That's more like it: Chicago Bears (31st)

I wasn't reading too much into the Bears' Week 1 win over the 49ers and their performance on Sunday Night Football is more indicative of what this team truly is. The Bears trailed for over 45 minutes yet still only passed the ball 11 times with Justin Fields completing just seven throws. The defense had no answer for the Green Bay run game and allowed a first down (or a touchdown) on 90.5% of the series Green Bay started with a run on first down. This Chicago defense knew exactly what the Packers were going to do and still couldn't stop it. Week 3 against the even worse Texans should be the only game this club is favored all season.

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