2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top
2. Philadelphia Eagles
Despite all of the key moves made by the Rams this offseason to increase their odds of winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles still seemed like the team to beat in the NFC after their amazing run a few months ago. Even with all of the uncertainty surrounding whether Carson Wentz or Nick Foles would be under center for Philadelphia come Week 1, Doug Pederson still felt confident enough in his team’s chances to be the team to beat in the NFC.
After the last few weeks, the Eagles may have met their match in the Rams when looking at all of the talent the Super Bowl champions will have to worry about on both sides of the football, including Suh and Cooks. Obviously, this doesn’t necessarily mean Philadelphia still doesn’t deserve consideration for being one of the early favorites to make a serious run in the NFC, but teams like Los Angeles will make it difficult to repeat.
Not to mention, the Eagles still have slight concerns over Alshon Jeffery, who is recovering from a torn rotator cuff, being ready to go come September. So all things considered, it’s fair to say Philadelphia deserves to be in the No. 2 spot at this point in the offseason.