State of the NFC East: Giants rise as Eagles remain in the penthouse

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After their bye, the Eagles return to action and are still the class of the NFC.

Despite being idle in Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles are still the best team in the NFC East. Some might argue that they’re the best team in the NFL. Something is in the water in Philly right now. There’s a vibe in the air as the Philadelphia Phillies are in the World Series, the Philadelphia Flyers are starting their season on a high note, and the Philadelphia Union is doing their thing in the MLS Playoffs.

Now, if we could just get the 76ers headed in the right direction!

The City of Brotherly Love is feeling it, but hey the Eagles’ rivals in the NFC East are gaining some momentum as well, except for the Washington Commanders of course. This is the NFL’s best division through seven weeks.

The last time we discussed the division as a whole, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants were nipping at Philly’s heels. The Birds have some breathing room in terms of the Cowboys thanks to their head-to-head victory in Week 6, but the Giants still haven’t backed down either as they are right behind Philly with a 6-1 record.

Much has happened since the Eagles last played in a football game. There’s been movement all over the NFL. How do the NFC East teams stack up versus one another? We’re glad you asked. Here’s a quick power ranking and a look at each franchise with another week of action on the horizon.