State of the NFC East: Eagles still flying high, Dallas rises

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The Eagles enter Week 10’s divisional matchup undefeated, but you already know that.

It’s almost becoming a broken record. The top spot in the NFC East (and the NFL) belongs to the Eagles as they’re the NFL’s only team with no losses on their resume.

Philadelphia’s last two wins are over AFC teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans. The connection between quarterback Jalen Hurts and wide receiver A.J. Brown has been a strong one as they have connected for 215 yards through the air and four touchdowns during that stretch.

Hurts is having fun finding his tight end, Dallas Goedert. He’s having no problems finding open areas to settle in or room to run once he’s getting the ball. He’s tallied 164 receiving yards and a touchdown of his own during Week 8 and Week 9.

It is not just the offense that has caught fire. Philly’s defense is been showing out too. These past two weeks, Jonathan Gannon’s unit has collected nine sacks. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave has six of them.

By the way, Philly has 26 sacks through eight games which should make besting their season total from 2021 an easy task. They only managed 29 quarterback takedowns a season ago.

Let’s talk about the secondary for a bit as safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson has been a scary sight for opposing offenses lately. He’s hauled in five interceptions during the past four games.

The Eagles look to continue the hot streak on both sides of the ball when they welcome the Washington Commanders to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday Night Football.  Philly will be looking for a sweep of their long-time rivals with a win this week.