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Two out of four NFC East fanbases still think the Eagles are division favorites

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FanPulse update

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Let’s take stock of the NFC East heading into NFL Week 5 based on SB Nation’s latest FanPulse numbers.

NFC East FanPulse Overview

Team Week 4 Confidence Week 5 Confidence Change
Team Week 4 Confidence Week 5 Confidence Change
Washington 74% 81% 7%
Eagles 97% 65% -32%
Cowboys 6% 29% 23%
Giants 54% 18% -36%

WASHINGTON (2-1)

It was a good bye week for Washington as they advanced to first in the division thanks to Philadelphia’s loss.

The majority of Washington fans now see their team as division favorites, though some still think it could be the Eagles.

Washington’s optimism will be put to the test this week after they’re set to fact the Saints in New Orleans. Hogs Haven readers have their favorite team as four-point favorites. Saints fans, meanwhile, think it’s their team that should be favored by eight points.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-2)

For the first time all season, the Eagles saw a big dip in fan confidence this week. It was the third biggest drop among all 32 NFL teams, in fact. Not surprising given the way Philly blew a 17-3 lead in a loss to the Titans.

Despite the loss, Eagles fans still see their team as strong division favorites.

FanPulse results show Eagles fans are expecting a win by an average of three points this week. Vikings fans are expecting Minnesota to lose by an average of one point. Daily Norseman’s confidence rating is down to 33%.

FANPULSE TRACKER

Week 1: BGN FanPulse predicts Eagles win by 4, Eagles win by 6

Week 2: BGN FanPulse predicts Eagles win by 9, Eagles lose by 6

Week 3: BGN FanPulse predicts Eagles win by 9, Eagles win by 4

Week 4: BGN FanPulse predicts Eagles win by 9, Eagles lose by 3

BGN FanPulse season record: 2-2

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-2)

Cowboys fans aren’t feeling awesome after watching Dallas barely beat the Lions but they’re not feeling quite AS bad as they were at this time last week.

Despite their 29% confidence rating, a number of Dallas fans see the Cowboys and Eagles neck-and-neck as division favorites.

Cowboys fans expect Dallas to win by an average of four points this week. Texans fans have a low confidence rate at only 21% but Houston fans still expect a two-point win over the Cowboys.

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-3)

Giants fans foolishly thought their season was back on track after New York defeated Houston in Week 3. That optimism is gone after seeing the Giants lose to the Saints.

At least Giants fans are now being realistic about their chances in the NFC East. Big Blue View’s FanPulse results have the Eagles favored in the division.

Giants fans expect New York to drop to 1-4 in a six-point loss to Carolina this weekend. Panthers fans are expecting a big 10-point win.

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