Nick Foles may not be an MVP candidate, but he has the Eagles looking like one of the top 3 teams in the NFC.
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With 156 points scored in the first 5 games, the Philadelphia Eagles are tied with the Indianapolis Colts for most points scored in the league – and one of their 4 wins was against the Colts themselves. Certainly it helped that 3 of the Eagles 4 wins were against teams with only 1 win: Jacksonville, Washington, St. Louis – but this offense is truly something to behold. The team is faster, more explosive and makes defenses tire out faster than any team not quarterbacked by Peyton Manning.
If not for some inexplicable turnovers by QB Nick Foles and receivers Riley Cooper and Zach Ertz against the 49ers, we could be looking at an honest-to-goodness 5-0 team with a critical matchup at home against their bitter rivals the New York Giants. A win there would put the Eagles on an exceptionally high note heading into their Week 7 bye before a rough 4-game stretch against the Cardinals, Texans, Panthers and Packers.
Here are the 5 best teams heading into Week 6 of the NFL season:
5. Philadelphia Eagles – This team has had a lot of come-from-behind wins and a bunch of nearly-blown leads, but that won’t matter much if they can beat the Cowboys and Giants in the games that matter most.
4. Green Bay Packers – The Aaron Rodgers we saw on Thursday was the same Aaron Rodgers that won NFL MVP back in 2011 – it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, when you have that QB with that RB in Eddie Lacy, it’s hard NOT to blow out an opponent.
3. San Diego Chargers – If the Chargers can go to Denver on October 23 and beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos, we may have a new AFC West Champion this year.
2. Denver Broncos – It is scary to think what the Broncos can do to the Jets after they tore apart the Cardinals – and the Cardinals had a far more competent offense and defense.
1. Seattle Seahawks – QB Russell Wilson is now a legitimate candidate for NFL MVP. All the guy does is play flawless football through the air and on the ground – and the offensive line isn’t the best either.