The NFC East is bad. Let's review it!
New York Giants (5-5)
Last week: Turned back the clock to 2007, taking a late lead on the undefeated Patriots, then turned back the clock to earlier this season and blew said lead, Tom Coughlin's team is finding all kinds of ways to have bad clock management. With 2:10 to go and in range of a field goal to take the lead, the Giants ran four plays. All of them were passes. After New England called their second timeout with 2:10 left in game, Eli Manning hit Dwayne Harris for an 18 yard gain and he promptly went out of bounds at 2:06, saving 6 seconds. On the next play, Eli nearly threw a TD to Odell Beckham Jr., but the pass was ruled incomplete and the clock stopped with 2:01 left. On the next play, the Giants again passed, but with the two minute warning being inevitable the type of play call didn't matter, but at the end of the day the Giants ran three plays between the 2:06 mark of the 4th quarter and the 2 minute warning. That's a textbook example of how teams lose games. The Giants kicked a field goal with 1:50 left rather than under a minute to go, and Tom Brady made them pay, moving the Patriots down the field and setting them up for a game winning field goal.... with 6 seconds left in the game.
This week: The Giants are on the bye, so they'll have all kinds of time to continue to not practice end of game scenarios.
Tweets of the Week: I can't feel my Eli Face when I'm with you
ENORMOUS AMERICAN FLAG... and off to the side a tiny French flag pic.twitter.com/xFQTiRIgkd— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) November 15, 2015
The best part of waking up / is losing Eli-face— the guy (@theguyotc) November 16, 2015
"They really don't look any worse than they did in '07 or '11..." --- Something you can say about the Giants every week of every season— Awful White QBs (@AwfulWhiteQBs) November 16, 2015
"Coach my knee hurts" "Mine does too FOH" pic.twitter.com/keQYqxHg4q— Nerd Ferg (@Nerd_Ferguson) November 17, 2015
Yes, that's what is really gonna make it sting. https://t.co/wTONqkUNXi— Mike (@kantwistaye) November 16, 2015
Washington Redskins (4-5)
Last week: It was only a matter of time until someone got fired after a Redskins game, but surprisingly it was someone on the opposition that got canned. After Curtis Cousins threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions against the Saints, New Orleans fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Ryan is a bad coordinator who keeps lucking into jobs, and this season had given up 519 yards and 39 points to the Eagles, and 481 yards and 34 points to a rookie in an interim coach's debut, but the final straw was the Redskins mayonnaise boy having a career day. Befitting the Redskins season, we're talking about what happened after the game more than we are talking about the game itself.
Tweet of the Week: Same as it ever was.
This is actually the 9th time the Redskins have a win by at least 33 and a loss by at least 20 in the same season.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) November 16, 2015
Philadelphia Eagles (4-5)
Tweets of the Week: Sunday Funday.
Gonna start working on Sundays and calling in sick to Eagles games— The Wizard of Azz (@jerrytheazzman) November 16, 2015
You know it's a bad Eagles game when even a crushing Dallas loss doesn't make you smile.— the guy (@theguyotc) November 15, 2015
My football fandom is so unforgiving I can't even enjoy Tom Brady fucking up.— Arkansas Fred (@ArkansasFred) November 16, 2015
Chip Kelly : I'm really hoping the fans can put together enough memes to motivate this team back on track— #1 Ghostbear Fan™ (@moleloco) November 16, 2015
I took my daughter to the game Sunday and now she's asking me why the Eagles are so terrible. Please help @NFL— Ryan Gilbert (@rgilbert526) November 17, 2015
Still hasn't found a jersey that fits though https://t.co/3FxuK25VBr— The Nest (@Eagles_Nest1) November 11, 2015
Dallas Cowboys (2-7)
Last week: Went 59:01 of game time without giving up a touchdown and lost, continuing their streak of not winning a game when Tony Romo doesn't play and when inspirational leader Greg Hardy does. Rejuvenated Darren McFadden fell forward 17 times for 32 yards, not at all rushed back from injury Dez Bryant caught 5 of 12 targets for 45 yards, and Jason Garrett clapped a lot. After the game yet another story about inspirational leader Greg Hardy either missing practice or showing up late surfaced, the Cowboys addressed that rumor by declining to comment, which means it is true.
And that wasn't even the best Cowboys locker room story of the week. After Dez Bryant got mad at a reporter for allegedly saying a racial slur to him that no one else in the room heard, Dez then look at Twitter and got mad off line about getting mad on line.
This week: Tony Romo needlessly returns to action to screw the Cowboys out of a top ten draft pick.
Tweets of the Week: Everything is fine.
When Jason Garrett played for the Cowboys, a player stabbed a teammate in the neck with scissors. So Garrett has seen a lot worse in Dallas.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 15, 2015
"except the gf beater, the mom beater, and the dude who killed his teammate drunk driving" he added https://t.co/POpd2V5Csj— Dadko Gudas (@TheMikes_) November 13, 2015
Found one category where he actually is a team leader. https://t.co/wqe16TXZXw— Mike (@85mf) November 11, 2015