In what was as a near must-win, the Eagles came away with a clutch 34-27 win in Green Bay against the Packers. After the big victory, the Eagles are set to make a climb back into the top 10 in this week’s power rankings.

In total, there are 13 teams sitting at 2-2 following the first four weeks of the season. Along with that, we are now down to just two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. For a lot of teams, with the first quarter of the season serving as a dress rehearsal following watered-down preseason play, they are set to finally hit their stride.

Week 4 also brought more history for a few noteworthy players. Here are a few:

With another week now arriving, there will be more teams hitting their bye week. This week, the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will have their bye week, while the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers will return from their bye.

Before getting into this week’s power rankings, be sure to check out where teams stood last week first.

Now, here are the NFL Power Rankings for Week 5….

32: 0-4 Miami Dolphins

Last weeks ranking: 32

Last weeks result: 30-10 loss at home to the Los Angeles Chargers

31: 0-4 Denver Broncos

Last weeks ranking: 31

Last weeks result: 26-24 loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars

30: 0-4 Cincinnati Bengals

Last weeks ranking: 30

Last weeks result: 27-3 loss on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers

29: 0-3-1 Arizona Cardinals

Last weeks ranking: 29

Last weeks result: 27-10 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks

28: 0-4 Washington Redskins

Last weeks ranking: 28

Last weeks result: 24-3 loss on the road to the New York Giants

27: 0-3 New York Jets

Last weeks ranking: 27

Last weeks result: BYE

26: 1-3 Atlanta Falcons

Last weeks ranking: 17

Last weeks result: 24-10 loss at home to the Tennessee Titans

25: 1-3 Pittsburgh Steelers

Last weeks ranking: 25

Last weeks result: 27-3 win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals

24: 2-2 New York Giants

Last weeks ranking: 24

Last weeks result: 24-3 win at home against the Washington Redskins

23: 3-1 Buffalo Bills

Last weeks ranking: 14

Last weeks result: 16-10 loss at home to the New England Patriots

22: 2-2 Indianapolis Colts

Last weeks ranking: 12

Last weeks result: 31-24 loss at home to the Oakland Raiders

21: 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars

Last weeks ranking: 22

Last weeks result: 26-24 win on the road against the Denver Broncos

20: 2-2 Houston Texans

Last weeks ranking: 11

Last weeks result: 16-10 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers

19: 2-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last weeks ranking: 26

Last weeks result: 55-40 win on the road against the Los Angeles Rams

18: 2-2 Oakland Raiders

Last weeks ranking: 23

Last weeks result: 31-24 win on the road against the Indianapolis Colts

17: 2-2 Carolina Panthers

Last weeks ranking: 21

Last weeks result: 16-10 win on the road against the Houston Texans

16: 2-2 Tennessee Titans

Last weeks ranking: 19

Last weeks result: 24-10 win on the road against the Atlanta Falcons

15: 2-2 Los Angeles Chargers

Last weeks ranking: 18

Last weeks result: 30-10 win on the road against the Miami Dolphins

14: 2-1-1 Detroit Lions

Last weeks ranking: 13

Last weeks result: 34-30 loss at home to the Kansas City Chiefs

13: 3-0 San Francisco 49ers

Last weeks ranking: 15

Last weeks result: BYE

12: 2-2 Baltimore Ravens

Last weeks ranking: 9

Last weeks result: 40-25 loss at home to the Cleveland Browns

11: 2-2 Cleveland Browns

Last weeks ranking: 20

Last weeks result: 40-25 win on the road against the Baltimore Ravens

10: 2-2 Minnesota Vikings

Last weeks ranking: 7

Last weeks result: 16-6 loss on the road to the Chicago Bears

9: 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles

Last weeks ranking: 16

Last weeks result: 34-27 win on the road against the Green Bay Packers

8: 3-1 Chicago Bears

Last weeks ranking: 10

Last weeks result: 16-6 win at home against the Minnesota Vikings

7: 3-1 Green Bay Packers

Last weeks ranking: 5

Last weeks result: 34-27 loss at home to the Philadelphia Eagles

6: 3-1 Dallas Cowboys

Last weeks ranking: 4

Last weeks result: 12-10 loss on the road to the New Orleans Saints

5: 3-1 Los Angeles Rams

Last weeks ranking: 3

Last weeks result: 55-40 loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4: 3-1 Seattle Seahawks

Last weeks ranking: 8

Last weeks result: 27-10 win on the road against the Arizona Cardinals

3: 3-1 New Orleans Saints

Last weeks ranking: 6

Last weeks result: 12-10 win at home against the Dallas Cowboys

2: 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs

Last weeks ranking: 2

Last weeks result: 34-30 win on the road against the Detroit Lions

1: 4-0 New England Patriots

Last weeks ranking: 1

Last weeks result: 16-10 win on the road against the Buffalo Bills

Why The Eagles Are Ranked Where They Are

The Eagles are clustered in a packed group across the league that has a 2-2 record, but after an impressive win in Green Bay combined with a talented roster that’s getting healthier by the day, they are now ranked in the top 10.

At their best, the Eagles are one of the toughest teams in the NFL to beat, and they showed that Thursday night. However, one of the reasons they’re 2-2 and not ranked in the top 5 is because of a lack of consistency. If the Eagles are able to get some of their key players back, such as DeSean Jackson, and put out a product week in and week out that plays at a high level, they will continue to rise in the ranks in no time.

With that being said, the Eagles have some work to do to rise towards the top of the NFC — the Saints will be getting Drew Brees back soon, and are still winning games, and the Seahawks are looking much-improved following the offseason acquisition of Jadeveon Clowney.

One way the Eagles can improve is, of course, via trade. The trade deadline is less than a month away and the Eagles have been linked to some of the biggest names on the market, including Jalen Ramsey and Chris Harris Jr. If the Eagles hope to become the best team in their conference, they need secondary help, and Ramsey or Harris Jr would be a tremendous step towards doing so.

The Eagles should have an easy opportunity next week to keep the good times rolling when the New York Jets come to town, and while a win Sunday wouldn’t be the most notable, it would be another step in the right direction towards finding consistency.

Photo: Associated Press
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