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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Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

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The Giants lose to Seattle and fall to third place in the NFC East.

The New York Giants were riding high thanks to a four-game winning streak, but things fell apart in Week 8 as the Seattle Seahawks proved to be too much for the G-Men to handle. The result was a 27-13 final score.

The Seahawks took the Giants’ greatest weapon away, its rushing attack. Saquon Barkley was only able to notch 53 rushing yards. Quarterback Daniel Jones ran for 20. Barkley would score Big Blue’s lone touchdown during the second quarter, but New York wasn’t able to do much offensively.

This is a long way from the 217 yards the duo combined for during the 23-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. New York’s offense was stagnant in the second half as they only managed to get six points from two field goals. Meanwhile, Seattle was living it up by scoring touchdowns.

The Giants’ defense came up clutch in their four-game winning streak, but after seeing them get overpowered in the fourth quarter by the Seahawks, one has to wonder if they have the stuff to make a deep playoff run if they reach the postseason. They get some good news this week as they match up with the Houston Texans, the Philadelphia Eagles’ most recent victim in the regular season.