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Eagles-Packers Q&A: Philly’s place in NFC hierarchy

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Brandon Gowton of SB Nation’s Philadelphia Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation answers our questions about the Eagles’ place within the NFC.

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On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers take the prime-time stage against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation kindly volunteered to answer our questions about the Eagles and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

APC: After a 1-2 start, where do you place the Eagles in the NFC hierarchy?

NFC teams I’d currently rank ahead of the Eagles: Rams, Packers, Saints, Seahawks, Cowboys, Vikings. I’m not sure what quite to make of the 49ers yet. The Falcons and Lions beat the Eagles, yeah, but those games easily could’ve gone the other way.

So the Eagles are currently somewhere in the range of the 7th to 11th best team in the NFC. They have potential to be a playoff contender if the can get healthy and stop finding a new way to beat themselves each week.

It also seems possible this Eagles team just isn’t very good. The combination of the injures and the struggles in the trenches could prove too tough to overcome.

We’d like to thank Brandon. Be sure to check out the rest of our Q&A session with Bleeding Green Nation over the course of the week as well as our Q&A session over there. As always, keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company this Thursday for our comprehensive game-day coverage of Eagles versus Packers.