This weeks NFC East watch sees the Giants stun the Packers in London to move to 4-1 and stay level with the Cowboys and one game back of the Eagles.
NFC East Watch: Eagles down Cardinals
The Eagles are getting out to fast starts and largely playing from in front in their games. I’m not saying that makes it easier, but it takes a lot of pressure off when you can play the game you want and not be dictated by the scoreline.
That said it’s hard to deny the Eagles have looked good so far this season and Jalen hurts is taking steps in his third year, and has more weapons than he’s ever had.
NFC East Watch: Giants proving doubters wrong
Every week the Giants go into games as the dog and come out with the win. It was another case of going behind early and gutting it out for the win in London, but the G-men fought to the end and pitched a shut-out on Aaron Rodgers in the second half.
This is the kind of game that makes you wonder what Daniel Jones could be with a good OL and a boatload of weapons, but that’s a question for another time. For now the Giants continue to roll and are the NFL’s biggest surprise at 4-1!
Saquon Barkley is starting to look fully recovered from the injuries that have plagued his time in New York and if there’s one thing every team should fear it’s a fully flowing Saquon. I’d like them to get him started earlier in games but that’s all gravy at this point.
Cowboys take down Rams
Head coach Mike McCarthy has had his share of troubles as Cowboys HC, not least the seemingly constant injuries to QB Dak Prescott. This was an impressive win for Dallas holding the defending champs to only 10 points with an immense defensive performance.
The strength of this team is definitely the defence right now, but you have to wonder how good they could be with a 100% fit and healthy Prescott under center. For now we don’t have to worry ourselves with such things, but expect the Cowboys to be in and around the division come seasons end.
NFC East Basement: Washington lose again (as expected)
The Commanders(blurgh!) still can’t seem to get their season off the ground and we’re five weeks in. With mostly bad QB from Carson Wentz it’s hard to see how they will ever get out of the NFC East basement.
Their defence is still solid, but it’s arguably the weakest in the division. Until they get that QB position sorted out they have no chance.