Happening around the NFC East

So we’ve spent the last three days lamenting what’s going on with the Eagles – the quarterbacks, the concussions, the ACL.  But what about the other teams in the division? They were busy with their own season opener.

Of course you’ve been reading for the injury reports and failed concussion tests but you’ve got to hope the season isn’t over just yet.  So how did the other teams stack up this weekend?

Here’s a roundup of all information you need to know about the NFC East this week.

GIANTS
They opened up their season in the new Giants Stadium (worth a pretty $1.6 billion) with a 31-18 win over the Panthers.

Notable Stats:

  • Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns, but the same amount of interceptions
  • Ahmad Bradshaw set up a 4-yard touchdown run with a 39-yard run
  • Mathias Kiwanuka led the defense with two sacks while Antrel Rolle had seven tackles

Notable Info:

  • While their injuries were not nearly as bad as the Eagles, TE Kevin Boss left the game in the first quarter with a neck injury/concussion and special teams captain Chase Blackburn injured his knee towards the end of the first half
  • Because of Boss’ concussion and not knowing when he’ll be back, the Giants signed TE Bear Pascoe off of their practice squad

What’s up next?

  • At Indianapolis for an 8:20pm Sunday start.

REDSKINS
The Redskins opened their season with a 13-7 win over the Cowboys

Notable Stats:

  • Clearly not that many stats with such a low scoring game, however Donovan McNabb threw for 171 yards and no touchdowns. He also had a 17-yard run
  • TE Chris Cooley had six receptions for a team-leading 80 yards
  • How’d they score? Two field goals and a DeAngelo Hall 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown at the end of the first half
  • Clinton Portis rushed 18 times for 63 yards

Notable Info:

  • Speaking of Portis, he’s been in the news today and not because of his performance on the field this weekend.  Portis made comments on a Washington DC radio show about female reporters in the locker room in reference to Mexican TV reporter Ines Sainz accusing the New York Jets of making comments and cat calls at her.  Portis has since issued an apology after the NFL contacted the Redskins.

What’s up next?

  • The Texans come to Ashburn for a 4:15pm Sunday start

COWBOYS
The Cowboys were on the losing end against the Redskins

Notable Stats:

  • Tony Romo had a stronger offensive outing than McNabb throwing for 282 yards, including a touchdown
  • That touchdown was thrown to Miles Austin who had an additional nine catches for 146 yards

Notable Info:

  • On the last play of the game, Romo found Roy Williams open in the endzone for a 13 yard, assumed game-winning touchdown and amidst the celebration, a holding call against Alex Barron

What’s up next?

  • At home against the Bears – a 1pm start

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins

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