Eagles ignite divisional title bid: A look at the NFC East after Week 4


Week 4 is officially done for the NFC East and what a wild one it was! For Eagles fans, they saw the resurrection of their offense and the birth of Craig James, Who?!, exactly. As for the Giants and Redskins, It was the battle of the rooks in Met Life Stadium but only one can prevail! I’ll let you know who declared checkmate soon! Speaking of the checkmate, the Teddy Bridgewater Saints checked the Dallas Cowboys in a true defensive fashion! Now I’ll let you digest all of that but as for now, here’s your week 5 guide on the State of the NFC East:

Philadelphia Eagles

2019 Record: 2-2

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 7th

• Defense: 26th

• Passing offense: 20th

• Rushing offense: 13th

Key players of Week 4:

Carson Wentz – 16/27, 160 yards, 3 TDs

Jordan Howard 15 rushing attempts, 87 yards, 3 receptions, 28 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Key injuries: DT Timmy Jernigan is out for a month with a broken foot, WR DeSean Jackson is out still with an abdominal strain, CB Sidney Jones is out with a hamstring injury, CB Avonte Maddox is in concussion protocol

Week 5 vs New York Jets @ 1PM ET

After the tough loss against the Detroit Lions , the Philadelphia Eagles had some soul searching to do in regards to their identity. Fans were crying out for Doug Pederson to start running the ball with Jordan Howard opposed to the rookie running back, Miles Sanders. He responded to the criticism and ran the ball with both running backs for 26 attempts. The defense made a signature goal line stop to seal the victory against the former undefeated Packers. Now they had back to Lincoln Financial to host the 0-3 New York Jets. Although this matchup should be a walk in the park for the Birds, you have to remember that anything can happen in the NFL but if they can get the win, then the Eagles are trending in the right direction.

Washington Redskins

2019 Record: 0-4

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 28th

• Defense: 31st

• Passing offense: 16th

• Rushing offense: 31st

Key players of Week 4:

Dwayne Haskins 9/17, 107 yards, 3 INTs

Chris Thompson 4 receptions, 56 yards

Week 5 vs New England Patriots @ 1PM ET

So….Where should I begin? Look, here’s the low down on the Redskins. They finally brought in their rookie QB but it was at the wrong time, wrong game. He faced off against the other Rookie QB that the Giants selected over him. Now Haskins once declared that he would make them pay but instead he was helping the Giants defense earn their pay with 3 interceptions. This organization is on a heavy downward trend and are in need of a huge reboot. Next week they face off against the Patriots and may be better off just staying on the team bus than showing up on the field. Hopefully Haskins can at least manufacture a decent rookie season to carry into his sophomore year!

Dallas Cowboys

2019 Record: 3-1

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 8th

• Defense: 3rd

• Passing offense: 6th

• Rushing offense: 5th

Key players of Week 4:

Dak Prescott22/33, 223 yards, 1 INT

Jason Witten 4 receptions, 50 yards

Ezekiel Elliott – 18 carries, 35 yards, 1 TD

Week 5 vs Green Bay Packers @ 4:24PM ET

Hello! My name is Sean Payton and I’ll be your tour guide, welcome to planet Earth! Im about 1,000% sure that Sean Payton said this to himself as he walked off the field following the victory of the Cowboys. Dallas finally got their reality check and it came at an unfortunate time. The Eagles are right behind them and are picking up steam leaving Green Bay. Now the Cowboys have a very pissed off Aaron Rodgers heading to Arlington, Texas in hopes of a win over the Cowboys. This game will truly show us who these Cowboys really are. Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot were all held in check and it won’t get easier facing the Green Bay secondary.

New York Giants

2019 Record: 2-2

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 16th

• Defense: 20th

• Passing offense: 8th

• Rushing offense: 8th

Key players of Week 4:

Daniel Jones – 23/31, 225 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs

Wayne Gallman – 18 carries, 63 yards, 1 TD

Sterling Shepard– 7 receptions, 76 yards

Week 5 vs Minnesota Vikings @ 1pm ET

Daniel Jones received another confidence boost but this time it was against their division rivals, the Washington Redskins. Danny Dimes continued to lead the charge for his team while getting help from backup RB Wayne Gallman. Gallman was all this team needed him to be in the wake of Saquon’s absence. Now they host the confusing Minnesota Vikings as they try to regroup from their loss to the Bears in week 4. Can Danny Dimes make it three straight wins in a row? It may be unlikely but it’s an entertaining thought especially against Kirk Cousins. Meanwhile, don’t overlook the fact that the Giants are tied with the Eagles and are only one game behind the Cowboys. Giants fan must be feeling pretty good right now, but understand it may be only for right now as things don’t get easier after the Vikings.

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