As the good guys took the week off, the Eagles' rivals were all in action this weekend with varying degrees of success and failure.
The Giants trounced the hapless Chiefs in what was probably the most predictable game of the weekend. The only thing remotely newsworthy out of that game was that Eli Manning left with a foot injury and missed the 4th quarter. The injury doesn't appear to be serious. The Giants looked great, but like everyone said about the Eagles last week... it was against the Chiefs.
The Redskins managed a 16-13 victory over the winless Buccaneers despite looking pretty terrible. QB Jason Campbell was sacked 3 times, threw 3 picks, and fumbled... and still won the game. If that doesn't illustrate how bad the Bucs are, nothing will. This bodes well for the Eagles, who host Tampa this Sunday at the Linc. Both of the Redskins' two wins this year have been by a field goal or less and have come against teams that are currently winless. Campbell's poor showing and a shaky win over a terrible Bucs team isn't going to do much to take the sting off last week's embarrassing loss to the Detroit Lions. Things are not looking good in DC, although I guess that's a matter of perspective...
Dallas was involved in one of the most exciting games of the day on the road against the surprisingly undefeated Broncos. With just under 2 minutes left in the game, Brandon Marshall caught a pass that he took 51 yards for a go ahead touchdown. Cowboys' CB Terence Newman, who was beaten on the play, also inadvertently threw a block to help Marshall... After the game, Newman and coach Wade Phillips whined that Marshall had pushed off on the pivotal play. I'd advise upset Dallas fans to go look up any big play Michael Irvin was a part of and enjoy the taste of your own medicine... Dallas got the ball back and promptly drove straight down the field, but failed to score on 4 straight opportunities in a goal to go situation. The loss drops Dallas to 2-2.