Two Eagles rivals look to bounce back in Week 9: Matchups, predictions for both games

  • The Eagles are atop the entire NFL.
  • The Cowboys are their next opponent.
  • The Commanders are inconsistently surprising.
  • The Giants are addicted to punting.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders
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So, what's going on with the Eagles' other divisional rivals this weekend?

The Philadelphia Eagles sit atop the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles sit atop the National Football Conference. The Philadelphia Eagles sit atop the NFL. Being the owner of a 7-1 record has to be a great feeling, but the journey is about to get harder, and Philly has a tough game on Sunday. 

In Week 8, we saw the New York Giants hand the rock over to their QB3, Tommy Devito. He completed two of seven passes and posted -1 passing yards in a disgusting loss to the New York Jets.

We saw the Dallas Cowboys beat up Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams. We also saw the Washington Commanders’ offense come to life and give the Eagles a scare before they eventually lost in what should have been a two-score victory for the Birds. Here are the current NFC East standings:

Team

Record

Philadelphia Eagles

7-1

Dallas Cowboys

5-2

Washington Commanders

3-5

New York Giants

2-6

Given that the Eagles and the Cowboys are playing in Week 9, nothing that the Giants and the Commanders do really matters to us, but let's discuss their games anyway. It’s always important to see what the little brothers are doing.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. the New York Giants

The New York Giants reached a new low last week, losing a 13-10 overtime game that saw 24 punts to the lowly New York Jets. If you didn’t watch or hear anything about the game, welcome to the club. Most people didn't watch. Heck, Giants and Jets fans probably turned this one off.

The Giants are playing the Las Vegas Raiders this week. The Silver and Black just fired Josh McDaniels. They must be crushed, mentally exhausted, and emotionally defeated, right? Well, as it turns out, it appears that most weren't fans of their former head coach, and their new interim head coach Antonio Pierce is seemingly more popular.

Maybe we'll see a better effort from the Raiders on Sunday?