The NFC East had a pretty good week, going 3-1 with three fairly impressive wins. Philadelphia put up 51 on the Broncos, Dallas took down a very good Chiefs team and Washington upset Seattle in the final two minutes. The Giants have still yet to show up after a 51-17 loss to the Rams at home. Let’s check out what Week 10 has in store.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)
The Eagles continue to outdo themselves with each passing week. After a dominant win over the quickly-collapsing Denver Broncos, they get a Bye Week to rest while feeling pretty good about how they’ve played through nine games. Jay Ajayi looked comfortable in his Eagles debut, rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries.
Week 10 matchup: Bye Week
2. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)
Dallas, as mentioned earlier, had a nice win of their own over the Chiefs. They were particularly good on the defensive end, forcing Alex Smith to throw his first interception of the year. Next up is a desperate Atlanta team that is one more loss away from endless Super Bowl hangover talk. The Cowboys head to the Falcons’ fancy new Mercedes-Benz Stadium to take on Matty Ice.
Week 10 matchup: @Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
3. Washington Redskins (4-4)
The Redskins answered the bell last weekend, winning a playoff-style game against a good Seahawks team with their backs against the wall. It was the type of game Kirk Cousins hasn’t typically won in the past and could be enough to inspire the team going forward. They’re likely playing for a Wildcard spot at best, but even that would be quite an accomplishment after such a mediocre start.
Week 10 matchup: Vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-2)
4. New York Giants (1-7)
The New York Giants have all the symptoms of a bad team. They’re injured, they have a coaching controversy and they’re playing bad football on both sides of the ball. Last week was really the Giants’ last hope for any kind Wildcard fantasies and they responded by giving up 51 points. Bring on the 0-9 49ers!
Week 10 matchup: @San Francisco 49ers (0-9)