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The good news for the Eagles is the rest of the NFC East stinks

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All hope is not lost. Yet.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

I have bad news and good news, Philadelphia Eagles fans.

The bad news is the Eagles might stink. They haven’t looked very good on their way to 2-3.

The good news is that the rest of the division appears to stink as well. All three of Philadelphia’s rivals lost this weekend.

Here’s a look at the updated NFC East standings heading into Week 6.

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

Washington is in first place despite getting demolished by the Saints on Monday evening. Washington also somehow managed to lose to a 1-4 Colts team ... AT HOME ... earlier this season.

Dallas fell to an unimpressive Texans team in overtime. Jason Garrett showed total cowardice by opting to punt instead of going for a first down on a key 4th-and-1 opportunity. Speaking of the Cowboys head coach ...

The Eagles’ offense looked sluggish once again during a home loss to a Vikings team that was allowing 29.6 points per game in their last six contests. Philly can’t stop shooting themselves in the foot.

And then there’s the Giants, who managed to rally after being down 11 points and throwing an interception with 10:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. New York’s late lead was vanquished, however, when Graham Gano drilled a 63-yard game-winning field goal.

All four teams clearly have a lot of issues. With that said, it still might be the reigning Super Bowl champions who have the best outlook. The Eagles have the best head coach and quarterback combination in the division. That’s not insignificant.

The Eagles can jump to first in the NFC East with a victory over the Giants on Thursday Night Football this week. A loss, meanwhile, would put Philadelphia in dead last.

Must-win game.