Ea­gles re­main No. 1 in the lat­est AP poll

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Simmi But­tar

NEW YORK » De­spite a week off, the Philadel­phia Ea­gles are still on a roll.

The Ea­gles, one of two teams on a seven-game win­ning streak, main­tained their top spot in the lat­est AP Pro 32 poll .

Philadel­phia re­ceived all 12 first­place votes for 384 points Tues­day in bal­lot­ing by me­dia mem­bers who reg­u­larly cover the NFL.

The Ea­gles (8-1) are com­ing off their bye and face NFC East ri­val the Dal­las Cow­boys on Sun­day night.

The New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots, who have won five in a row and are com­ing off a 41-16 rout of the reel­ing Den­ver Bron­cos, moved up a spot to No. 2.

“Af­ter a shaky start, the Pats are start­ing to look like them­selves be­hind a resur­gent de­fense,” said Ira Kauf­man of SB Na­tion Ra­dio after­ward. “That’s a bad look for the rest of the AFC.”

The Pitts­burgh Steel­ers slipped a spot to No. 3. They open the Week 11 sched­ule, host­ing the Ten­nessee Ti­tans on Thurs­day night.

“Had a big scare in Indy,” Fox Sports’ John Czar­necki said of the Steel­ers over­com­ing a 17-3 sec­ond­half deficit to top last-place In­di­anapo­lis 20-17.

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