State of the NFC East: Birds on the Bye

We've reached Week 10 of the NFL season, and the Eagles are on a well-timed bye. Following the week off, the Eagles will face a two-game stretch that could drastically alter the outlook for the rest of the season when they host the Patriots and Seahawks. But that's an article for another time.

For our purposes, all we really need to note is that the Eagles and Cowboys both held serve in Week 9 and as a result, not much has changed in the NFC East. Dallas maintains its half-game lead over the Birds at the top of the division for now.


Cowboys (5-3)


Although the Giants kept it close for a while, they ultimately weren't able to deliver a gift to the Eagles in the form of an upset win over the Cowboys. As a restult, Dallas remains atop the division with a narrow half-game lead. While the Eagles rest in Week 10, the Cowboys get a tough matchup at home against the Vikings.


Eagles (5-4)


The Eagles handled their business in Week 9, dispatching the Bears to keep pace with the Cobwboys and remaining within striking distance. With little margin for error, it was a huge win for the Birds, who will spend Week 10 hoping for favorable resutls from home. We'll have an article covering which games to pay attention to coming soon.

Giants (2-7)


For about a half on Monday night, it looked like the G-Men might pull off the upset against Dallas. Unfortunately, that didn't come to fruition and opportunities for the Giants to help the Eagles out by playing spoiler are dwindling. They take on an AFC team in the Jets in Week 10.


Redskins (1-8)


Washington is terrible and it's unlikely they'll be any help to the Eagles at this point as it's hard to see them winning another game this season. The Redskins' only relevance at this point is the head-to-head matchup with the Eagles in Week 15. They join the Eagles on the bye in Week 10.


Overview


Our two-team race remained intact with the Cowboys and Eagles winning in Week 9. The Giants and Redskins continue to fade, as do any hopes that either could help the Birds with an upset win somewhere down the stretch. All eyes will be on the Vikings-Cowboys matchup on Sunday night.

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