The Dallas Cowboys are still tied for first place in the NFC East after their 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos. It wasn’t exactly a good showing for the division as a whole outside of Washington’s win over the Rams.
With a logjam of 1-1 teams, let’s examine each of the four NFC East clubs to see how they stack up as we enter Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season.
1. Philadelphia Eagles: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 2nd
Philadelphia gets the top spot this week simply because they are the most impressive looking 1-1 team in the division. They lost to an extremely good Kansas City team, despite playing them tough throughout. Carson Wentz continues to flash elite talent at the quarterback spot. They have a chance to bury the Giants this weekend.
Week 3 Matchup: Vs. New York Giants (0-2)
2. Dallas Cowboys: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 1st
Dallas, as mentioned above, was thrashed by championship-caliber Broncos defense on Sunday. A weather delay seemed to go in Denver’s favor, but there’s no excuse for the overall lack of effort shown by this talented Cowboys roster. I like Dallas to respond against what looks like an average Arizona team. Expect Elliott to show up big and for Dak to get his groove back as well.
Week 3 Matchup: At Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
3. Washington Redskins: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 4th
The Redskins responded from a tough loss in their season opener to beat the Rams, 27-20, last weekend. It was a game they were expected to win, but they deserve credit for going on the road and taking care of business. Kirk Cousins will have to bring his A-game, though, to defeat a dangerous Raiders team that features a red-hot Derek Carr-Michael Crabtree duo.
Week 3 Matchup: Vs. Oakland Raiders (2-0)
4. New York Giants: 0-2
Last Week’s Rank: 3rd
The Giants were shamefully bad on Monday Night Football during a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. Heading into a game against division-rival Philadelphia, the Giants are in do-or-die mode. Starting out 0-3 would be a devastating blow to a team that had Super Bowl aspirations entering the season.
Week 3 Matchup: At Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
Check back next week to see how the NFC East stacks up after their Week 3 matchups.
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