Philadelphia Eagles: Grades for every NFC East team at 2020’s midpoint

Travis Fulgham #13, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles remain division leaders heading into Week 9.

Even with an ugly victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles are leading the NFC East by one and a half games ahead of the NFL’s ninth week. Yes, this is the worst division in the league, but first place is first place, and Philly’s fans should be excited (sort of). Similar to the Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants, the Eagles issues were put on full display for everyone to see in front of a national audience.

Though the Eagles win over the Cowboys may not be comforting to many from a performance standpoint, knowing that they’re heading into their bye week with a two-game winning streak should bring some solace to the fanbase.

As far as the rest of the ‘NFC Least’ is concerned, The Giants took another loss on the chin, this one to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a nice effort against one of the conference’s best teams, but ‘Big Blue’ is still incapable of closing out games.

The Cowboys’ downward spiral continues as they look to have all but packed their season in. The Washington Football Team is coming off a bye in Week 8 that was preceded by a win over ‘Dem Boys,’ but some controversy is starting to brew within the organization.

While the ‘Birds’ are enjoying some time off, a clearer picture of the division will present itself during the Week 9 matchups. Philly’s biggest competition in this division should rise to the forefront. Here’s where all four teams stack up and a few grades.