By Max Harper
The Eagles limped past the Giants on Sunday to take the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the much-need week off that goes with it.
The Athletic has noticed and dropped the Birds in its NFL rankings:
4. Eagles (14-3)
(Preseason rank: 10)
The Eagles were extremely cautious with Jalen Hurts in his return from an injured shoulder, as the quarterback got rid of the ball quicker than he had in all but one game this season and, for the first time in his career, went the entire game without a called run (not including quarterback sneaks).
He played like he was under orders to be cautious, too, which was the smart thing to do!
If Hurts is himself in two weeks, the Eagles should be considered NFC favorites.
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