State of the NFC East: Eagles remain on top of the mountain

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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The undefeated Eagles remain the top dogs of the competitive NFC East.

Through five weeks of the 2022 season, the Philadelphia Eagles are the only team in the NFL without a loss thanks to a 5-0 record. Since the last time we checked in with boys in the green, the road hasn’t been easy, they’ve persevered to keep their perfect record.

Philly still owns the top spot in the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are both nipping at their heels with a 4-1 record, but here’s something else that hasn’t changed since Week 4. The NFC East is still the best division in football through five weeks of action.

The NFC East is the only division with an undefeated team. Two teams in the division have only lost once. None of the other seven divisions in the National Football League can say that.

People might say these teams are doing well because of their soft schedules, but they don’t control who lines up in front of them. All you can do is play who’s in front of you. All four teams have more often than not been prepared for their respective opponents.

Well, that may not be the case with the Washington Commanders, but you get the idea.

It’s been a couple of weeks since we discussed the NFC East as a whole, so let’s take a few minutes to do so now. Here’s the state of the NFC East heading into Week 6.

Let’s dig in!