The Philadelphia Eagles snapped an eight-game losing streak Sunday, defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-21. The victory helped the Eagles (4-9) move up to No. 28 in the latest SB Nation NFL power rankings, which were released Tuesday and last week had Philadelphia slotted last.
According to NFL editor Joel Thorman, who assembles the rankings, the Eagles' season may be over but with three games remaining it may not be a total waste.
28. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 32, 4-9): The losing streak is over. Maybe Nick Foles' development means this season isn't a total waste.
Overall, the New England Patriots were ranked the No. 1 team after Monday night's impressive 42-14 victory over the Houston Texans. The Texans, last week's No. 1 team, moved down to No. 2, while the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers rounded out the top 5.
On Thursday, the Eagles play the No. 16th-ranked Cincinnati Bengals (8:20 p.m. on NFL Network).