The Philadelphia Eagles and the NFC East didn’t disappoint in Week 1.
This was a hectic and electrifying weekend for the NFL and the NFC East, which means it was just like any other week in the regular season. As always, the unexpected teams shocked us and pulled out a few victories in games they had no business winning while other squads had unexplainable losses. There may not have been a more disappointing snafu than the one the Philadelphia Eagles suffered, and that’s where we begin in Week 2.
Rookie head coaches and seasoned coaches on new teams tend to fare worse than the guys who are stable. That remained true as Joe Judge lost in his first game at the helm of the New York Giants to Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers, and Mike McCarthy lost to Sean McVay and the L.A. Rams. The outlier this week was Ron Rivera, who ended up winning in his debut with the Washington Football Team.
Washington was the only NFC East that came out of Week 1 with a win, which makes it difficult for us to sort things out in a manner that made sense. Still, there were some individual performances that stood out and were better than others. That helped us construct this week’s NFC East Power Ranking. Here’s a spoiler alert. There was a bit of a shakeup at the top.