NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles make a statement vs JAX

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After finally putting it all together in London, the Philadelphia Eagles leap back into the playoff hunt in our Week 9 NFL Power Rankings.

Don’t look now Philly fans, but your hometown Philadelphia Eagles are back and better than ever after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that all but had to be considered must-win.

And win they did.

Though the game certainly didn’t start as anyone would have hoped, as the team coughed up a pair of atrocious turnovers on the first two drives of the game, Doug Pederson‘s squad finally found a way to put together four quality quarters of football in route to their first win in what feels like an eternity (real-time? About 10 days).

With this game now in the rear-view mirror, we are roughly halfway through the 2018 NFL season and the Eagles are safely entering their Week 10 bye with an even 4-4 record, returning to the .500 mark for the first time since they defeated the lowly New York Giants on their home field on Thursday Night Football in Week 6. With eight more games still to play, the Eagles truly control their destiny as they march towards the postseason, and must keep this momentum rolling if they want to return to the playoffs and defend their Super Bowl crown.

But how does this win across the pond translate in the Eagles’ Section 215 Power Ranking position? Should the team once again be considered a contender for the playoffs, or do we need to see a little more evidence before getting our collective hopes up? Let’s find out!