Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NFL Power Rankings and NFL Rookie Rankings After Week 3 of 2016 NFL Season Rank Eagles, Carson Wentz Highly - Rankings From NFL.com, ESPN, USA Today Collected Here

Carson Wentz and Eagles Defense Leads Birds to Top 7 or Better Ranking in Virtually All Major Publications After 34-3 Blowout of Steelers

Welcome to Wentzylvania, Carson!

Carson Wentz Number 11 in QBR After Week 3 
of 2016 NFL Season
The top 15 quarterbacks as per ESPN.com's QBR Ratings after Week 3 of 2016 Season:


RK
PLAYER
1
91.1
91.9
2
Matt Ryan, ATL
87.0
85.6
3
82.0
83.0
4
87.2
82.5
5
74.9
74.8
6
76.4
74.4
7
76.1
74.2
8
69.9
73.8
9
73.5
70.7
10
70.4
69.5
11
68.9
66.0
12
68.6
65.2
13
69.8
63.6
14
62.6
62.6
15
72.2
60.8
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USAToday.com has Carson Wentz ranked 14th best quarterback after Week 3 of 2016 NFL season.

Pro Football Focus has Carson Wentz Ranked as Number 1 Rookie in all of NFL After Week 3 of 2016 Season

Here is how Michael Renner of ProFootballFocus ranks the Top 10 Rookies in the NFL through Week 3 of the 2016 Season:

1. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

At least make it interesting, Carson! The second-overall pick simply does not want to make mistakes, which is good news for Eagles fans—and bad news for everyone else on the list. He has a grand total of one turnover-worthy throw this season, second-fewest of any quarterback in the league. Add to that the fact that his 80.4 adjusted completion percentage is the highest in the NFL, and it’s easy to see why he’s not only in the Rookie of the Year race, but also in contention for MVP at this point.

2. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys

The two rookie QBs at the top of this list are basically forcing us to rewrite everything we …

3. Jack Conklin, RT, Titans 

As a draft prospect, Jack Conklin’s pass protection was pegged as “broken”—something …

4. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants

The Giants’ receiver continues to produce in every game this year. On 84.2 percent of …

5. Su’a Cravens, LB, Redskins

I said last week that if Su’a Cravens continues his high-level of play—even in a part-time role…

6. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Jaguars

The fifth-overall pick in the draft makes his first appearance on this list after a career game …

7. Cody Whitehair, C, Bears

 The former Kansas State left tackle has had his issues moving to center, but those begin and …

8. DeForest Buckner, DE, 49ers

     Yet another solid, if unspectacular, game for the seventh-overall pick. So far, DeForest…

   9. Jatavis Brown, LB, Chargers

   Coming out of Akron, I had no clue what I would do with Jatavis Brown. He was too big …

   10. Andy Janovich, FB, Broncos

   The list of rookies in major roles playing above-average football ends at nine at the moment…


No. 4 With a Bullet, Baby! On the Rise!
Fly, Eagles Fly: Birds No. 4 in The Sporting News' Power Ratings After Week 3 of 2016 NFL Season

Having scoured the Internets, the highest ranking I found for the Eagles was via the Sporting News.  Here are the Top Ten from the Sporting News’ Week 4 Power Rankings, courtesy of MSN.com:
  • 1 Patriots 3-0 (last week: 1)
It almost will be like Tom Brady never left. Deflategate is about to leave the NFL...


  • 2 Broncos 3-0 (last week: 2)
Turns out Trevor Siemian can be a lot more than careful caretaker when needed...


  • 3 Vikings 3-0 (last week: 11)
Minnesota has gone nuts stockpiling defensive draft picks under Rick Spielman over...


  • 4 Eagles 3-0 (last week: 13)
Break up Carson Wentz. The kid is on fire out of the gate, with plenty of help from scheme, formation and personnel. But the co-MVP of Philadelphia’s fast, furious start is definitely defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and his influence on a stacked front seven. This week: Bye


  • 5 Packers 2-1 (last week: 5)
Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson lit it up Sunday, with plenty of a powerful-yet-svelte...

  • 6 Steelers 2-1 (last week: 3)
Pittsburgh looked pretty nasty over the first two games, but it's hard to explain what...


  • 7 Seahawks 2-1 (last week: 12)
Russell Wilson is trying to play through everything, and Seattle will be OK pushing it...

  • 8 Ravens 3-0 (last week: 10)
Baltimore has wins over teams that are a combined 1-8, but it can't be discounted how...

  • 9 Chiefs 2-1 (last week: 14)
Kansas City enjoyed an interception fest against the Jets and got back on track in pushing...

  • 10 Giants 2-1 (last week: 7)
 Odell Beckham Jr. stirred up a little trouble, but it was the defense that lost its way...

MORE: Why Beckham needs to chill

Eagles D Now - The Best Since Back Then?
On the Road to Victory! Birds No. 6 in NFL.Com Power Rankings After Week 3 of 2016 NFL Season

Elliott Harrison from NFL.com has the Eagles ranked 6th in his Power Rankings after Week 3.  Here are the Top 16:

1
3-0 PATRIOTS

After a one-week absence, the Patriots are back atop these here Power Rankings. The slight…

2
3-0 BRONCOS

Trevor Siemian -- take a bow, man. No team has impressed your hack writer more than the…

3
3-0 VIKINGS

The Vikings continue to prove people -- including this Game Picks idiot -- wrong, winning…

4
2-1 PACKERS

Aaron Rodgers pulled off the Tom-Brady-circa-2015 "Up Yours" performance with an insane…

5
2-1 SEAHAWKS

Much consternation regarding the health of Russell Wilson in the aftermath of Sunday's win...

Head Coach Doug Pederson -
VERY Impressive So Far
6
3-0 EAGLES
Last week No. 14!

What's not to like about the Eagles right now? They whipped one of the (presumed) top teams in the league. They paid a king's ransom for a rookie quarterback -- a rookie quarterback who apparently didn't impress one particular winless team (this decade, seemingly) -- and he's balling out. Most importantly, Jim Schwartz's defense has allowed a grand total of 27 points in three games ( the lowest figure in the NFL by 10 points). The defensive line played out of sight Sunday night. Ah, the NFL. 

JAG's Note:  The Birds' D has actually allowed only 20 points - special teams gave up 7 points on a meaningless punt return against Da Bears....

7
2-1 STEELERS
Last Week:  No. 1!

The Steelers looked flat terrible on Sunday. The only thing higher than Ben Roethlisberger's…

8
2-1 CHIEFS

What a rebound by the Chiefs' defense on Sunday. The key stanza might have been…

9
2-1 COWBOYS

Dakmania continues, as every announcer starts to buy in, with the Sunday night crew being the…  

10
3-0 RAVENS

Sure, all three games have been close. The combined record of the Ravens' vanquished…

11
1-2 PANTHERS

Ugly loss at home versus the Vikings. The Panthers must be kicking themselves for not…

12
1-2 CARDINALS

Cardinals fans have permission to be worried. Carson Palmer = shaky. The defense? Not…

13
2-1 TEXANS

The Texans appeared so awful Thursday night that they probably deserved to be lower...

14
1-2 BENGALS

For a team that has made it to the postseason in five consecutive seasons, the Bengals sure…

15
2-1 RAIDERS

Moments ... so many moments ... in Sunday's game when I wondered aloud if Derek Carr…

16
2-1 GIANTS

"What was he seeing there?"-style picks from Eli Manning on Sunday. For years, the...

Philadelphia Eagles No. 7 in ESPN.Com Power Ratings After Week 3 of 2016 NFL Season

From ESPN.com:

2016 record: 3-0
Week 3 ranking: No. 5
QB Trevor Siemian is getting better by the week...

2016 record: 3-0
Week 3 ranking: No. 1
Hey Bill, just start Julian Edelman at quarterback this ...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 10
The Seahawks looked like the Seahawks in Week 3...

2016 record: 3-0
Week 3 ranking: No. 7
The Vikings lead the NFL in sacks and have allowed ...

2016 record: 1-2
Week 3 ranking: No. 3
Should we start worrying about Arizona? Including playoffs, the Cardinals are 2-4 in their past six games and have lost by 15-plus points three times. ...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 9
Is something wrong with QB Aaron Rodgers? Guess not...

2016 record: 3-0
Week 3 ranking: No. 15
The Eagles head into their bye week 3-0 behind a rookie head coach and a rookie quarterback who has yet to turn over the ball. The Eagles also have allowed only 27 points through three weeks, best in the NFL.

2016 record: 1-2
Week 3 ranking: No. 4
It took the Panthers three games to match their 2015 loss total ...
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2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 2
What was that? Three points when you want to average 30? That's ...

2016 record: 3-0
Week 3 ranking: No. 13
The Ravens are unbeaten but those three wins came by a combined 13 points...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 18
QB Dak Prescott ranks in the top three in Total QBR through Week 3...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 11
The Chiefs have posted a monster comeback and a dominating...

2016 record: 1-2
Week 3 ranking: No. 8
The Bengals have converted only three of their 10 red zone drives into touchdowns ...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 16
In Week 3, the Raiders' defense held the Titans to 10 points after allowing 69 points in Weeks 1-2 combined...

2016 record: 2-1
Week 3 ranking: No. 12
If it seems like every Giants game comes down to the final drive...

Sports Illustrated’s 2016 NFL Power Rankings After Week 4: Eagles at No. 4


1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
LAST WEEK: 1
RECORD: 3–0
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ...”

2
DENVER BRONCOS
LAST WEEK: 2
RECORD: 3–0
Trevor Siemian’s four-touchdown performance in Cincinnati drew him a QB rating of 132…

3
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
LAST WEEK: 9
RECORD: 3–0
The only team with fewer yards of offense than the Vikings’ 796 is Los Angeles, which …

4
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
LAST WEEK: 14
RECORD: 3–0
On the Jim Schwartz fist pump rating scale, the three-pump flurry he unleashed following Philadelphia’s final defensive stand Sunday ranks right up there with that time he tried to punch himself into another dimension after an OT win with Detroit. Schwartz’s defense is as much of a factor in the Eagles’ 3–0 start as Carson Wentz.

5
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
LAST WEEK: 13
RECORD: 2–1
That strange apparition you saw during the Chiefs-Jets game was Ryan Fitzpatrick’s soul …

6
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
LAST WEEK: 3
RECORD: 2–1
Given the Steelers’ awful history in Philadelphia—they have lost nine straight games there…

7
GREEN BAY PACKERS
LAST WEEK: 10
RECORD: 2–1
Can we talk for a second about how ludicrous it is to have a Week 4 bye, like the Packers …

8
BALTIMORE RAVENS
LAST WEEK: 16
RECORD: 3–0
The Ravens’ wins have come by an average of 4.3 points against three teams sporting a …

9
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
LAST WEEK: 12
RECORD: 2–1
A healthy Jimmy Graham (six catches, 100 yards and a TD last Sunday) may be just what

10
CAROLINA PANTHERS
LAST WEEK: 4
RECORD: 1–2
Carolina’s pass blocking comes with the same odds of success as …

11
CINCINNATI BENGALS
LAST WEEK: 7
RECORD: 1–2
The Browns moving the football with Cody Kessler and Terrelle Pryor provided an answer …

12
DALLAS COWBOYS
LAST WEEK: 17
RECORD: 2–1
The injury bug won’t go away—guard La’el Collins (foot) just landed on IR and Dez …

13
OAKLAND RAIDERS
LAST WEEK: 15
RECORD: 2–1
Say hello to the league’s lone team with three separate players (Latavius Murray, Jalen …

14
HOUSTON TEXANS
LAST WEEK: 6
RECORD: 2–1
Imagine that instead of upsetting the Soviet Union, the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team lost …

15
ARIZONA CARDINALS
LAST WEEK: 5
RECORD: 1–2
The Cardinals are one or two more no-shows away from testing Bruce Arians’s likeability -…

16
NEW YORK GIANTS
LAST WEEK: 8
RECORD: 2–1
New York missed a golden opportunity to take control of the NFC East and now faces back-to-…

USA Today’s Week 4 Power Rankings Has Eagles Ranked Number 4

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