Eagles level the playing field ahead of week 6: State of the NFC East

Week 5 is in the books and you know what that means! It’s time for our little talk about the state of the NFC East!

Now, the Cowboys lost to the Packers on Sunday, who lost to the Eagles the week before so I guess that means the Eagles are the better team? It might, but it depends on who you’re asking and what kind of day it is! As for the Giants and the Redskins, well they’ve found their natural habitat at the bottom of the NFC East. Now I’ll let you digest all of that but as for now, here’s your week 6 guide on the State of the NFC East:

Philadelphia Eagles

2019 Record: 3-2

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 7th

• Defense: 13th

• Passing offense: 21st

• Rushing offense: 18th

Key players of Week 5:

• Carson Wentz – 17/29, 189 yards, 1 TD

• Jordan Howard – 13 rushing attempts, 62 yards, 1 TD

Key injuries: WR DeSean Jackson is out still with an abdominal strain, CB Sidney Jones was limited due to hamstring injury, CB Avonte Maddox is out with a neck strain, RB Darren Sproles is out with a quad injury

Week 6 vs Minnesota Vikings @ 1PM ET

The Eagles defense carried the team to victory last week against the New York Jets. To say this wasn’t expected would be a lie but wasn’t expected was the defense racking up 10 sacks, a pick six and a strip sack fumble for a touchdown.

Now, things get interesting as they head to Minnesota, back to the scene of their Super Bowl championship, to take on the Vikings. This will be the start of a tough three-game road trip for the Birds and to say this is a must win would be half the truth.

If the Eagles want to keep up with the Cowboys, they need to show they can handle teams like the Vikings on the road. This game will be a huge test for Wentz and the offense as the defense looks to continue their momentum.

Washington Redskins

2019 Record: 0-5

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 30th

• Defense: 30th

• Passing offense: 26th

• Rushing offense: 27th

Key players of Week 5:

Umm……

Jay Gruden: He found his way out! Good Riddance!

Week 6 vs Miami Dolphins @ 1PM ET

So Washington finally fired their Head Coach Jay Gruden but I still can’t seem to figure who that benefits most. This team is heading to Miami as they get to battle for the status of who’s the worse team. It’s really that bad. Their interim head coach won’t start Haskins just yet as he looks to bring the rookie along little by little but yea…

Dallas Cowboys

2019 Record: 3-2

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 9th

• Defense: 7th

• Passing offense: 4th

• Rushing offense: 6th

Key players of Week 5:

• Dak Prescott – 27/44, 463 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INT

• Jason Witten – 11 receptions, 226 yards, 1 TD

• Ezekiel Elliott – 12 carries, 62 yards, 1 TD

Week 6 vs New York Jets @ 4:24PM ET

They are starting to look like how many of us figured they would! Dak has struggled against good teams while shining against the worst of them. Things seem a bit confusing out in Arlington, Texas right now but it’ll get better this weekend as they face the New York Jets. Jets will have Sam Darnold back but I can’t see them beating the Cowboys even though its the Cowboys. Take this with a grain of salt but if the Cowboys do use this game, the division becomes the Eagles too lose.

New York Giants

2019 Record: 2-3

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 24th

• Defense: 24th

• Passing offense: 14th

• Rushing offense: 15th

Key players of Week 4:

• Daniel Jones – 21/38, 182 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

• Darius Slayton – 4 receptions, 62 yards, 1 TD

Week 6 vs New England Patriots @ 8:20pm ET

So it looks like Danny Dimes has come back down to earth, something that’s common for most in this division. Unfortunately, they face the undefeated Patriots tonight on Thursday Night Football and you know what means?! The Giants are usually the Patriots killer when all things are going good in New England but don’t expect that this time around, especially with no Saquon in the backfield. Expect this matchup to be all that it’s cracked up to be but then again it is the NFL and ANYTHING can happen.

Not really though, I just like messing with you guys!

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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