NFL Power Rankings: pre-Week 2 Edition

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player. 54. <p>As Chip Kelly said in his press conference, the Eagles didn’t show-up in the first half. A stronger performance in the first quarter especially would have helped Philly out quite a bit on Monday Night Football.</p> <p>Going into this matchup, you would have expected DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to run train on a Falcons’ front seven that ranked 21<sup>st</sup> in total rushing yards allowed last year. But much like the Saints, the Eagles relied too heavily on their undersized quarterback in Week 1, and it translated into a loss. Murray and Mathews combined for just 13 yards on the ground (Darren Sproles did some nice work, though).</p> <p>Kiko Alonso and Walter Thurmond proved themselves in their debuts as Eagles, each nabbing a nice interception in the losing effort.</p>. NFC East. 0-1. Philadelphia Eagles. 17

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