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NFC East Standings Report - NFL Week 3

A round up of the Eagles' divisional opponents.

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It's that time of week where BGN checks up on the Eagles' divisional neighbors: their NFC East rivals.

Only three of the (l)East teams played on Sunday, since the Eagles were already in action on Thursday Night. 2 of the teams lost. They're also both winless! Another team won, which is unfortunate.

A quick glance at the standings.

NFC East Standings:

1) Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
2) Philadelphia Eagles (1-2)
3) New York Giants (0-3)
4) Washington Redskins (0-3)

Next, let's immediately note how the Eagles are still second despite having a losing record. They don't suck as much as NYG and WAS!

Let's take a minute to say what everyone is thinking: the NFC East as a whole looks terrible. NFCE teams are 1-7 against non-divisional opponents. The one win is the Cowboys' victory over St. Louis.

1) Cowboys

Dallas currently sits atop the NFC East throne. It's unclear how much of an honor that is considering how bad the division appears to be, but they won't mind. The Cowboys earned a nice 31-7 win at home against the Rams. Dallas benefited from a big performance from RB DeMarco Murray.

In this game though, the D-line was joined by their trench-mates from the offense, as Dallas gave Murray running lane after running lane to gash the Rams defense to the tune of 175 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. Murray would also haul in 3 catches for another 28 yards. The line also gave Tony Romo plenty of time to dissect the Rams porous secondary. Romo entered this game with a lowly 6.2 yards per attempt average despite a guady 94.6 passer rating. Not a problem today, as Romo would finish 17 for 24, for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Up next: Away at the Chargers in San Diego.

2) Eagles

Chip Kelly's Eagles fell under .500 with a loss to the Chiefs on Thursday night. Turning the ball over 5 times contributed to the loss, and that's something the team lamented after the game.

Really, really, really sloppy game. Not exactly fun to watch. You know, the NFL really has me re-thinking Thursday Night Football. Seems like a bad product.

This is the Eagles third game in 11 days. I hate to blame everything on them being tired because there were many mistakes. The Eagles have numerous flaws and they aren't all due to a lack of rest. I'm not making an excuse. They simply have to play better. You have to think it can't help matters, though.

Philly turned the ball over way too much and Michael Vick, who had a bad game, was certainly a part of that. The Eagles can't turn the ball over FIVE times and expect to win.

It's important to note Philadelphia is still 1-0 against the NFC (and the NFC East). The losses are merely to AFC teams.

Next up: A daunting task. Philly travels to Denver to take on the (probably) undefeated Broncos. Denver takes on the Raiders tonight on Monday Night Football, so it's a short week for them.

3) Giants

Are you kidding me, Giants? A 38-0 loss to the Panthers? I know Carolina's defense isn't too shabby, but, really? NYG was terrible in all phases. Eli Manning was sacked a whopping 7 times. They committed 5 turnovers, including 2 interceptions thrown by Manning. He now leads the NFL in interceptions thrown with 8.

At one point in the game, the Panthers were punting on 4th and short. Carolina punted, but there was a flag on the play... Offsides, Giants. Are you kidding me again? Offsides on a punt? The Giants were probably already out of the game, but this blunder perfectly summed up their ineptitude in all phases on Sunday. What a meltdown.

The New York Giants are a bad football team right now. That's about all there is to say after the 0-3 Giants suffered a 38-0 beatdown at the hands of the previously winless Carolina Panthers (1-2) Sunday afternoon.

Going back to last season the Giants have now lost five of their last six regular-season games.Four of those have been lopsided losses, including a 34-0 shutout to the Atlanta Falcons last season.

The last time the Giants started 0-3 was 1996. They finished 6-10 that season, a year in which they were shut out twice. The winless Giants now have to get ready for a trip to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday to face the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

Up next: On the road against the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. 0-4 isn't too unrealistic.

4) Redskins

Typical LolSkins. Credit for playing the Lions close, but they are still bad. How bad? On pace to break the record for yards allowed bad.


Up next: Relief, maybe? On the road against the Raiders.

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