Eagles biggest NFC East winners from Week 10

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Quarterback Carson Wentz
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

As the Philadelphia Eagles rested in Week 10, the other NFC East teams combined for an 0-3 record.

The Philadelphia Eagles are not only rested thanks to their bye week, but they’re separating from the rest of the division in the standings. Most notably, the Dallas Cowboys lost 27-7 to the Atlanta Falcons in a pathetic showcase. The Washington Redskins lost to the surging Minnesota Vikings 38-30, and the New York Giants continue to struggle after losing 31-21 to the now 1-9 San Francisco 49ers. As of now, the NFC East is as follows:

  1. Eagles 8-1
  2. Cowboys 5-4
  3. Redskins 4-5
  4. Giants 1-8

The Eagles own the tiebreaker over the Redskins since Philadelphia swept them earlier this season. Next week’s matchup with the Cowboys will really determine whether this division race is over or not, but as of now, it looks like it’s a one-horse race.

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Led by star quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ offense has been one of the best all around in the league. The recent trade for Jay Ajayi has made the running game even better, which creates a perfect balance for Wentz. Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz are having career seasons as well. The absence of Jason Peters on the offensive line will hurt, but Halapoulivaati Vaitai has stepped in and is playing better with every snap.

The defense has stepped up and has also been playing well. Patrick Robinson, Jalen Mills, and Malcolm Jenkins have played extremely well in the defensive backfield. The linebackers have played fantastic as well, but the recent season ending injury to Jordan Hicks has thinned the Eagles out at the linebacker position. Nonetheless, Lance Kendricks and Nigel Bradham have both played extremely well this season. Lastly, the defensive line has been tremendous. Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry, and Derek Barnett have all been unstoppable. Their ability to put pressure on the quarterback when only rushing four has done wonders for the linebackers and defensive backs in coverage.

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The Eagles are sitting pretty atop the NFC East. Thanks to the bye week, the Eagles will be rested and ready to go when facing the Cowboys. With Adrian Clayborn recording six sacks this past week on Dak Prescott, I know the Eagles front seven can’t wait for Sunday.