The Redskins got the weekend off, but plenty of action ensued elsewhere in the NFC East. The Eagles continued to look like the class of the division, and the Giants are clearly in the bottom. Dallas, however, put on a wild show in the afternoon game against the Packers, but ended up just short after Aaron Rodgers pulled an incredible magic trick to win the game in the final minute.
The biggest news in the division comes from New York, where all-world wideout Odell Beckham seems likely to miss the remainder of the season. It shows how big the Beckham news was to outrank the Cowboys, after what was an incredible game against Green Bay. Here is the NFC East update:
- Philadelphia Eagles (4-1, 2-0 NFC East) Philly's strong start continues. While the Eagles only impressive win came Week 1 against the Redskins, still, the team is in a firm position in the driver's seat of the division. Against the Cardinals, Carson Wentz threw for 304 yards on 21 of 30 passing and four touchdowns. The Eagles limited Arizona to less than 40 yards rushing. Up next: @ Carolina, Thursday night.
- Washington Redskins (2-2, 0-1 NFC East) Not playing ended up helping the Redskins. Sitting at .500 with a tough slate ahead, Washington will need their players healthy after the bye week. Up next: San Francisco
- Dallas Cowboys (2-3, 1-0 NFC East) It looked like the Cowboys pulled off a comeback for the ages against Green Bay, but that was before Rodgers took the Packers down the field for the game winning TD. Dak Prescott and company have now lost two in a row, at home, and the possibility of an extended suspension for star RB Ezekiel Elliott remains in play for Dallas. Up next: Bye week
- New York Giants (0-5, 0-2 NFC East) Nobody saw this coming. The Giants are a mess, can't run the ball and their top ranked 2016 defense can't get stops when needed. With the injury to Beckham, it seems harder and harder for Big Blue to turn the season around. At this point, head coach Ben McAdoo needs to be on watch for his job. Think about this:
Giants players took this picture on a boat in Miami 280 days ago. They have not won since. pic.twitter.com/si8B8u2996— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 8, 2017
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