The Redskins posted arguably the most impressive win in the NFL this year, thumping the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. So what does it mean for the NFC East standings?
In reality, the 27-10 win over Oakland just leaves Washington tied for the best record in the division, and the Redskins would lose a tiebreaker to the Eagles because of a Week 1 loss to Philadelphia.
Anybody who watches the NFL, however, knows that the nature of the league is week to week. And in Week 3, the Redskins scored the best performance, by a long shot.
Here's the NFC East update:
- Philadelphia Eagles (2-1, 2-0 NFC East) - The Eagles secured a dramatic 27-24 win over the Giants on Sunday when their kicker made a 61-yard field goal in the closing seconds for the victory. Philly was outgained in the win, 415 to 354. The Eagles ran the ball better in this contest, but second-year QB Carson Wentz struggled against New York. It seemed like Philly would blow this game in the second half, but in the end got just enough done for the win. Next: @ LA Chargers
- Dallas Cowboys (2-1, 1-0 NFC East) - The Cowboys rebounded from a tough loss in Week 2 with a solid win in Week 3 on the road in Arizona. The Dallas offense could not move the ball in Denver, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott got things rolling against the Cardinals as the duo combined for four total touchdowns. Remember, Elliott's potential suspension looms large on the Cowboys season with no real decision appearing in sight. Next: Home vs LA Rams
- Washington Redskins (2-1, 0-1 NFC East) - The most dominant defensive effort from the Burgundy and Gold in decades, the Redskins simply decimated a vaunted Raiders offense at home on Sunday Night Football. The win will change the national perception of the Redskins, and perhaps most interestingly, the team was missing three starters in the game against Oakland. The Redskins have a huge opportunity to follow up the Raiders win with a Monday Night game against the undefeated Chiefs. The home loss to the Eagles, where Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense delivered an ineffective performance, seems like a long time ago now. Next @ Kansas City
- New York Giants (0-3, 0-2 NFC East) - Probably the biggest stunner in the NFL. The Giants looked like a possible Super Bowl contender coming into this season, and while Eli Manning and crew almost fought back for a road win in Philly, the team could not execute late. Now, at 0-3 and winless in the division, the questions are coming for head coach Ben McAdoo. New York is not a good place to lose, especially for the Giants, where winning is the norm and a lot of money is being spent on the defense. The math overwhelmingly suggests the Giants won't make the playoffs, a fate few would have guessed just three weeks into the year. Next: @ Tampa Bay
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