16. Philadelphia Eagles (16)
For the second week in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles looked absolutely horrendous on the road after coming up short against the Dallas Cowboys in front of a national audience on Sunday.
Even more frustrating for the Eagles, a win over the Cowboys would have resulted in Doug Pederson’s squad sitting all alone in first place when it comes to the NFC East, only be trailing their rivals by a full game instead.
While Philadelphia has received some benefit of the doubt for their struggles this season as a result of all the injuries on both sides of the football, this excuse isn’t going to work for the team come playoff time.
After looking at how much Carson Wentz and the offense continued to struggle in the loss to the Cowboys, the Eagles are clearly missing DeSean Jackson as a reliable deep threat, as no one expected the speeder to be missing this long.
Still, even with Jackson being out, one would think that Philadelphia would see someone step up in the passing game by now, and even though there’s still plenty of time to overtake Dallas, Sunday’s loss is going to sting for a while.
Also, if the Eagles struggled to get anything going against the defense of the Cowboys, just imagine the difficulty next Sunday when taking on the Buffalo Bills, and their elite unit of defenders.