Philadelphia Eagles: NFC East Power Rankings following Week 1

Fabian Moreau #25. Greg Ward #84 (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Fabian Moreau #25. Greg Ward #84 (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Daniel Jones #4 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Previous: 4th. New York Giants. 4. team. 31. . 0-1

At least we know the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t the NFC East’s worst team.

There are no surprises here as the New York Giants are a young team with a limited amount of playmakers and a rookie head coach leading them. They gave the Pittsburgh Steelers everything they could handle early on in their Monday Night Football matchup, but eventually, it was almost as if both teams remembered who they were.

Both teams exchanged field goals in the first quarter before the ‘G-Men’ were the first ones to score a touchdown thanks to a beautiful rainbow from Daniel Jones to wide Darius Slayton.

The Steelers would strike back and score three touchdowns and a field goal though. The Giants gave Pittsburgh everything they had, but it wasn’t long before the dearth of their talent pool caught up with them, making the final 26-16 score feel like the game wasn’t as close as its score indicates.

Jones finished the game with 279 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Saquon Barkley was contained with a mere six rushing yards, but he was a factor in the passing game, hauling in six passes for 60 yards.

This game won’t define Giants head coach Joe Judge, who should have an exciting future ahead of him, but until further notice, he’ll probably remain in the cellar as there isn’t much to get excited about with this New York Giants team. Next up on their schedule is a matchup against the Chicago Bears.