The Redskins are in the midst of a total collapse. The Cowboys look dangerous. And the Giants…well, I still don’t buy it, but they have a firm grasp on the NFC East through seven weeks. So let’s take a look at this week’s power rankings.
1. New York Giants (4-2): The Giants were idle this week, but still maintained their hold on the NFC East lead. Frankly, I hypothesize that this team huffs my ball sac. But Eli Manning has done a terrific job through six games, somehow, and the defense has played just well enough to churn out some tough wins. Until the Cowboys or Eagles go in and knock off the Giants they have to be considered the favorites in this division.
2. Dallas Cowboys (3-3): Dez Bryant…Jason Witten…Miles Austin…Demarco Murray? Say what?
Sure, what the hell–why not? Murray set the Cowboys’ franchise record with 253 rushing yards in their win over St. Louis. I know the Rams suck dong, but for Murray to break a franchise rushing record in his first career start, that’s pretty damn good. I have no feel for this team at all, but when you look at the talent, you have to respect Dallas–even if you don’t want to.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (2-4): Out of the basement, baby! The Eagles sat idle this week, but watched Washington lose their second straight game, and lose Tim Hightower and Santana Moss to boot. That’s cool.
The Eagles, meanwhile, will get back Jason Peters and Trent Cole for their critical showdown at home against Dallas on Sunday night. I have no feel for this game. I’m nervous. And scared. And excited. And I f***ing need this. The Phillies have raped the joy from my heart. Please God, let me get this.
4. Washington Redskins (3-3): This team played over their heads for the first four weeks, but it’s crystal clear that they gargle balls.
A quarterback swap, injured running backs and receivers, and this team is completely screwed. I don’t expect them to climb from the basement of these rankings for the rest of the year. Thanks for playing, fellas.