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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Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

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The Giants continue to surprise the league thanks to a win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

Before the season started, no pundit had New York doing much in the NFC East (or against anyone else), but this team continues to prove everybody wrong, stringing a 4-1 record together after five weeks.

The Giants’ most impressive victory was their most recent, Week 5’s triumph over the Green Bay Packers. After falling behind early, Big Blue rallied late and wound up outscoring The Pack by game’s end to wind up on the right side of a 27-22 final score in London, England.

New York’s defense shut down Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers’ offense in the second half as they forced them to punt twice, turn the ball over on downs, and fail in their protection of the future Hall of Famer. This one ended with a last-ditch comeback attempt by Green Bay coming up short.

The Giants’ rushing attack continues to be the driving force of this team’s offense, as they tallied 125 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in the win.

Running back Saquon Barkley led the way with 70 rushing yards and one touchdown. He’s torn up the opponents, rushing for 216 yards and one touchdown. New York looks to win their third straight game and stay on the Eagles’ heels as they face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 on Sunday.