This will be a weekly series to discuss the NFC East Power rankings. There will risers, fallers, and those who remain the same in their quest for NFC East supremacy.
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With five weeks of the NFL season behind us, let’s see how the NFC East lines up moving into Week Six.
Team Record: 5-0
The Philadelphia Eagles are not just the best team in the NFC East but one of the top three teams in the NFL – period. The Eagles total offense ranks second in the NFL, collectively, and fourth in the NFL in total defense. Jalen Hurts is an early MVP candidate and with his expected and continued development, matched with the offensive weapons at his disposal spells trouble for many defenses in the NFL. Sunday Night marks a pivotal game against the second place Dallas Cowboys which will go a long way in the race for NFC East supremacy.
Team Record: 4-1
You cannot discount what the Dallas Cowboys have been able to do in the absence of Dak Prescott. To win four games with your backup is impressive, no matter who it is. Now, the harsh truth for the Cowboys is that they rank 27th in total offense and we don’t know how they will react against an offense that will put points on the board early. Upon Prescott’s return, this may be a moot point as I expect the offense to make a significant jump with Dak under center.
New York Giants
Team Record: 4-1
After beating the Green Bay Packers in London last week, maybe the Giants are for real? Brian Daboll is firmly in position to win Coach of the Year while leading his team to a 4-1 record. What he’s been able to do in what most pundits considered to be a “rebuild year” is nothing short of impressive. The New York Football Giants are ranked third in the division due to a loss against Dallas, but most importantly, because I don’t believe they have the horses to win the race. There are some nice building blocks on this team to continue to build this team out, but I would be looking at them to make a bigger case for the division in 2023 as quarterback is still a big question for this franchise.
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Team Record: 1-4
Ron Rivera was asked why his team is so far behind the other three teams in the division and his response was:
“Quarterback.” Ron Rivera on why the Washington Commanders are so far behind the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants.
This is something Eagles and Colts fans are familiar with. Carson has not been consistent other than the Super Bowl winning year for Philadelphia which was also when be got injured and couldn’t finish the season. Washington will face the Chicago Bears in Week Six in an anticipated snooze fest and if Carson cannot show that he can consistently help The Commanders win games, starting with the Bears, then there is no doubt that The Washington Commanders will have to look at other alternatives to analyze whether or not they have a viable replacement in-house (ie: Sam Howell). I don’t see a path for the Commanders to challenge for the division this year or next, but who knows, see the New York Giants.
After the first five weeks of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles are still undefeated. Let’s see if that can continue in Week Five in a huge game for both franchises. Stay tuned & comment down below and let us know how you think the NFC East will play out this year and please check us out on Facebook, Twitter and on FlyEaglesNation.com! Stay tuned for more great Eagles content. Fly Eagles Fly!