No one can seem to pull away in the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys have had multiple opportunities but always seem to drop back to .500. Right now, the Philadelphia Eagles are tied with a 5-5 record, while the New York Giants and Washington Redskins sit behind them at 3-6. That leaves the division wide open, and all 4 teams in the running.
“The great thing about this year is that the NFC East is so terrible.” Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said, via Philly.com. “You look at it and we’re in Week (11), and our leader is 5-5. So even at 3-6, we’re conceivably still in this thing. Every team has been so bad, nobody’s really been able to separate themselves, so that’s good for us. That’s good for everybody [in the division].”
Fletcher also did a power ranking of his own division:
- Eagles: “The Eagles are playing really good football right now. They’re probably the top team in our division right now.”
- Giants: “The Giants have won 3 in a row.”
- Cowboys: “The Cowboys really struggled the other night against the Saints.”
- Redskins: “Based on who’s hot right now, you’d probably have to go Eagles, Giants, Cowboys, and then us, if I had to rank them.”
Interesting that he went with his own club last.