NFL Power Rankings: Entering the Playoffs

30. Atlanta Falcons (4-12)

Week 17 Result: Lost to Tampa Bay 44-27
2021 Draft Position: 4th pick

2021 could mark the beginning of the end for the Matt Ryan era in Atlanta. There are already several reports citing Julio Jones as a trade piece. The Falcons could look like a completely different team in just a few months. It’s a tough pill to swallow for a franchise that was inches away from winning a Super Bowl in 2016. However, it has been a string of disappointing performances since that collapse versus the Patriots. Maybe a new regime is just what the Falcons need at this time. Could Ryan be on his way to reuniting with former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan?

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29. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1)

Week 17 Result: Lost to Washington 20-14
2021 Draft Position: 6th pick

The story coming out of Week 17 was Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson opting to sit Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter of a winnable game versus the Washington Football Team. While a win wouldn’t have pushed the Eagles to the postseason, a Washington loss would have granted the Giants a playoff berth. Crazy things always seem to happen in the NFC East. After such a disappointing year, everything is on the table for the Eagles this offseason – including parting ways with former MVP candidate Carson Wentz and/or Super Bowl-winning coach Pederson.

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