Through four weeks of the 2018 NFL season, the Redskins lead the NFC East. This is not a drill. The Redskins have sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Be wary though, as it could be fool's gold. For one thing, Washington had a very early bye. The team got Week 4 off while the rest of the division played, and most lost.
Still, enjoy it, Redskins fans. Your squad is in the lead. Here's how it all stacks up.
Washington Redskins (2-1)
Jay Gruden's squad got a very early week off, but it came at a good time for a number of offensive players. Trent Williams had bursa sac surgery during the bye week and Adrian Peterson is working back from a big hit to the lower leg. Every game in the NFL is big, but the 'Skins get a chance to return to the scene of their toughest loss of the 2017 season next Monday night. The defense will need a superior effort to beat the Saints, but Gruden believes his team will have no problem being motivated for Monday night in the Big Easy.
Up next: Oct. 8th @ New Orleans
Philadelphia Eagles (2-2)
Survivor Pools took a beating across the country as the Eagles lost to the Titans on Sunday. In just his second game back from a major knee injury, Carson Wentz was asked to throw the ball 50 times in a contest Philly couldn't get their run game going. Wentz did well, but the Eagles defense couldn't stop the Titans on a ridiculous overtime drive that lost the defending Super Bowl champs the game. It's far too early to worry about the Eagles, and they're still the favorite to win the NFC East, but this was a bad loss.
Up Next: Oct. 7th vs Minnesota
Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
The Cowboys moved to .500 on the season with a solid 26-24 win over the Lions last week, but still have a -10 point differential on the season. Dak Prescott had his best game of the year beating the Lions, throwing for more than 200 yards for the first time this season. If, and it's a big if, the Dallas offense can move the ball like it did against Detroit, the Cowboys could compete for the division. Hard to expect that though until it happens for a few games in a row.
Up next: Oct. 7th @ Houston
New York Giants (1-3)
Things look bad for Big Blue. The Giants got drubbed at home by the Saints, Odell Beckham looked upset on the sideline, and Eli Manning looks old. The questions about taking Saquon Barkley at No. 2 in the NFL Draft will only continue to grow, and the offensive line does not seem capable of helping the team. Barring a big change, and soon, New York could be in rebuild mode. Through four games, Giants have a -22 point differential.
Up next: Oct. 7th @ Carolina
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