Eagles ranked 13th, still favorite in East

Despite winning 10 games and the NFC East title last season, the Philadelphia Eagles must prove they can do it again.

Pro Football Talk sure doesn’t seem convinced as the site lists the Eagles 13th overall in its preseason rankings.

“The Eagles won the division last year and there isn’t a team that’s clearly better than them heading into this season, so a repeat should be their goal,” PFT wrote in its report. “Barring injuries, the biggest reason to think that the Eagles may take a step back is that Nick Foles is unlikely to throw 27 touchdowns against two interceptions again this season. More turnovers would put more pressure on a defense that’s still finding its way and that could lead to worse results this time around.

“Given how strong the offense looks, though, Foles would have to pick up some of Mark Sanchez's habits from the Jets to keep the Eagles from competing in the NFC East even if the defense doesn’t make any major strides this season.”