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2012 NFL power rankings: SB Nation moves up Eagles to No. 28

Sunday's 23-21 victory over the Buccaneers helped the Eagles move out of the basement of the SB Nation NFL power rankings, released Tuesday.

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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.

[Click here for the complete NFL Power Rankings]

The New York Giants remain the NFC East's highest-ranked team at No. 7, while the Washington Redskins (No. 10) and Dallas Cowboys (No. 13) still are slotted ahead of the Eagles.

On Thursday, the Eagles play the No. 16th-ranked Cincinnati Bengals (8:20 p.m. on NFL Network).