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The NFC East Is The Eagles' To Lose

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In many years past the road to the Super Bowl went through the NFC East. It was a formidable division to be reckoned with. Today we look at the NFC East and wonder what happened. At this point a 5 and 5 record puts two teams in first place in the division. The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants are only two games back at 3 and 6. That seems pretty weak. Two or three weeks ago Dallas looked to be the team to win the division. They had won a couple of close games and Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo was putting up great numbers. The Philadelphia Eagles were floundering and having quarterback problems.

What a difference a few weeks make. Dallas was decimated last Sunday night by the New Orleans Saints. Dallas is doing what Dallas does, crumble at the worst possible time. They lost a close game to the Detroit Lions and barely beat the Minnesota Vikings. For some reason it looks like Tony Romo is starting to play conservatively. That isn’t like him and it will not serve him well if he continues that trend. It doesn’t look like the Giants will be a factor this year and the Redskins aren’t what they were last year. They are showing promise but this will not be their year.

So that leaves the Eagles. Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles is showing the them he belongs as the starter. And he is showing no signs of letting up. Their defense is getting better. Last week’s performance by Philadelphia Eagles Middle Linebacker DeMeco Ryans was a breath of fresh air to the beleaguered defensive corps. If the Eagles stay healthy they will storm into the playoffs and could go pretty deep.

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