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, here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.BLG’S WEEK 5 NFL POWER RANKINGS1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 1) - Pat Mahomes is the TRUTH and Andy Reid is such a good coach ... in the regular season, at least.2 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 2) - The Rams are for real. That offense is scary. Jared Goff was dropping dimes against Minnesota’s defense.3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5) - Not unlike years past, the Saints have weathered a shaky start to jump out to 3-1. Alvin Kamara is one of the most dangerous players in the league.4 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 6) - The Jags bounced back with a win. Their defense is still tough.5 - New England Patriots (LW: 12) - Classic Patriots. Fall down to 1-2 and bounce back with a dominant 38-7 win over a previously undefeated Miami team. (Where have I seen that final score before?)6 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 10) - After losing in Washington last week, the Packers returned home to shut out Buffalo at home. Easy.7 - Chicago Bears (LW: 13) - Prior to Week 4, the Bears’ defense was carrying the team while Mitchell Trubisky was struggling. Trubisky finally stepped up this weekend by throwing six touchdowns on just 26 passing attempts against Tampa Bay. Talk about efficiency. 8 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 20) - The Titans are 3-1 after beating the reigning Super Bowl champs. This team has character. They’ve really fought hard under Mike Vrabel. 9 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 9) - The Panthers had a bye. They’ll host the G-Men this week, which presents a real opportunity to get to 3-1. 10 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 16) - Cincy hung tough and found a way to win in Atlanta. Solid team. 11 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 17) - It feels like Joe Flacco is having his best season since forever ago. The Ravens drafting Lamar Jackson really lit a fire under his butt. 12 - Washington Redskins (LW: 11) - Good week for Washington. They didn’t even have to play a game and still ended up being first in the NFC East. Washington returns to action with a game in New Orleans. Tough test.13 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 3) - The Eagles had a 93.1% win probability after going up 17-3 on Sunday. Then the defense blew the lead and Philly lost in overtime. It’s apparent the Eagles have a number of issues, with a struggling secondary being chief among them. 14 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 8) - I’d argue the Falcons are better than their 1-3 record indicates. They only have a point differential of -6. They’ve had a tough schedule so far.15 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 15) - Kirk Cousins is Tony Romo. Post good stats, choke the game away, get absolved of blame. But the real issue with Minnesota is their struggling defense. Dating back to the 2018 NFC Championship Game, the Vikings have allowed 29.6 points per game in their last five matchups. 16 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 4) - Who would’ve guessed the Dolphins were fraudulent? Just about everyone. Yup. Not like I had them high my power rankings last week.17 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 7) - It was only a matter of time before Ryan Fitzpatrick turned back into a pumpkin. The bigger issue for the Bucs, though, is that their defense is porous. 18 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 18) - The Chargers just barely managed to beat C.J. Beathard. For that Jason Peters Jersey
, I award them no change in their ranking. 19 - PIttsburgh Steelers (LW: 14) - Pittsburgh is now 1-2-1 after losing to Baltimore. This team could easily be 1-3. The potential good news is that Le’Veon Bell plans to return, but not until after the team’s Week 7 bye. 20 - Denver Broncos (LW: 19) - Case Keenum had a wide open Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter but he simply overthrew him. That’s what happens when your quarterback is Case Keenum. All told, still a solid showing against an undefeated Kansas City squad.21 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 22) - The Seahawks eked out a win over a bad Arizona squad. They also lost Earl Thomas for the season. This team is going nowhere fast. 22 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 28) - The Cowboys easily could’ve lost at home to Detroit but they managed to sneak away with a win on a late field goal. 23 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 21) - Cleveland got screwed by the refs. This team has had some bad luck early on in the season. (Not to mention the past billion years.)24 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 24) - Gotta give the Niners credit for hanging tough with Beathard at quarterback. 25 - Houston Texans (LW: 30) - Houston is on the board after managing to beat Indy. Deshaun Watson had his best game of the season.26 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 23) - Frank Reich is drawing some criticism for playing to win instead of being conservative and playing to tie. I say screw those critics. Herm Edwards had it right: you PLAY to WIN the GAME!27 - Detroit Lions (LW: 25) - Well, they’re showing fight, but they’re still not good. 28 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 31) - The Raiders got some help from the refs to avoid going 0-4. 29 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 26) - After a big upset win in Minny last week, Buffalo managed to score exactly zero points in Green Bay.
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, but he’s another guy they are waiting until after practice to make a decision about.With those two guys potentially out on Sunday, Pederson was asked who would fill in on kick and punt returns. The head coach noted that they’ve had Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Nelson Agholor all get return experience, and then Clement and DeAndre Carter have gotten some extra work at returning punts the past couple of days.Pederson also noted that Alshon Jeffery has “looked good” and that they’ll evaluate him again next week. The receiver has still only been doing individual drills while he waits to be cleared for contact.He was later asked if keeping some players out during the preseason could create offenses that start a season slower than defenses. Pederson explained that while that could certainly have a bit of an effect, there were some teams in Week 1 who put up a ton of points, so it’s more on a team-by-team basis.On Tampa Bay injuriesHe was asked if the Bucs secondary being injured will affect their game planning. Pederson noted that he sees it a little differently, in that they first have to get past Tampa Bay’s defensive line, which is a challenge all it own. So before they can even worry about capitalizing on their injured secondary, they first have to focus on getting past the line.Pederson also pointed out that they do have to be more effective offensively, and he has to do a better job of calling plays to shoot the ball down the field. He talked about execution, particularly up front, and that we’ll see what happens.On facing former playersThe Eagles will be facing two very familiar guys on Sunday in DE/DTs Vinny Curry and Beau Allen and Pederson admitted that they have to make some changes to their offense to keep a competitive advantage.“It’s something we have to take in consideration http://www.eaglescheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-nick-foles-jersey
,” Pederson noted.He talked about Curry and Allen being two great players that the Eagles owe a lot of credit to for their help in getting a Super Bowl win, but at the same time they are focused on their new roles in Tampa Bay. The Eagles just have to focus on executing, but they will have to be mindful of when Curry and Allen are in the game. He did say they would have to change up a few things because the pair was familiar with the Eagles terminology upfront. On prep for weather conditionsPederson said it’s something they just have to keep educating the players on how to stay hydrated and prepare for those type of hot and humid conditions — the same they’ll face this weekend in Tampa. He continued to point out that the hydration process can’t start a day or two before the game, but rather the beginning of the week is when players need to start getting their bodies ready. The head coach also pointed to Wednesday’s practice being a bit humid, which was beneficial in terms of replicating the environment. Hydration, along with nutrition and rest, are all things they can’t let hinder them on Sunday.On Eagles fans travelingPederson talked about first and foremost wanting all those fans traveling to be safe in light of Hurricane Florence hammering the east coast, but acknowledged that having fans around for away games helps.He talked about the team being able to feel the energy of fans in town, around the hotels and at the games. The head coach talked about how Eagles fans travel extremely well, and how them being loud can help in opposing stadiums. The team itself will be flying around the storm, so they might have to go a little further west to get their safely.