Your Week 6 NFC East Recap
The show goes on in the NFC East and there have been some big developments. The Giants took on the Washington Football Team, the Philadelphia Eagles gave it a shot against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Dallas Cowboys try to stretch their division lead against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, in their first game without Dak Prescott.
The Giants are officially in the win column after a 20-19 victory over the Washington Football Team. Washington had a chance to take the lead after a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but their 2 point conversion attempt fell harmlessly to the floor pushing their record to 1-5.
The Giants defense has actually been playing quite well so far this season and even put up the game winning touchdown after Tae Crowder recovered a fumble and took it 43 yards to the house. Daniel Jones did a lot with his legs this week leading the Giants in rushing with 74 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass but had another pass intercepted in the endzone. Kyle Allen completed the entire game for the Washington Football Team throwing for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The New York Giants will look for their second win of the season on Thursday night when they take on division rival Philadelphia Eagles. The Washington Football Team will look to bounce back against the Dallas Cowboys after losing 5 straight games.
The Philadelphia Eagles went up against the Baltimore Ravens this weekend and fell just short of a comeback victory. They were down 17-0 going into the second half and didn’t really find their stride until the 4th quarter where they put together 3 touchdowns. They had a chance to tie the game up with 1:55 left after Carson Wentz ran it in from the 1 yard line but they failed on their 2 point conversion attempt. Travis Fulgham continues to lead the Eagles receiving corp with a 75 yard one touchdown performance.
The struggling Zach Ertz will miss 3-4 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. The Eagles look forward to the return of Dallas Goedert, who might be good to go against the Giants on Thursday, but might be held out one more week to get completely healthy. Miles Sanders will miss a few weeks as well with a leg injury.
Ezekiel Elliot has never looked scarier than he did walking to the sidelines after fumbling for the second time Monday night. The nose ringed running back looked ready to punch a hole in someone’s heart after his struggles led to backup Tony Pollard getting the touches for Dallas. The Cowboys are in first place in the division but looked much the same as they have all season giving up a huge lead to the Arizona Cardinals in the first half, and looking to claw their way back. They had better results when the now injured Dak Prescott was captain of the ship.
In his first full game as QB1 for the Cowboys, Andy Dalton threw two interceptions and had a touchdown pass dropped by Michael Gallup. He did manage one touchdown pass to Amari Cooper in a garbage time drive that had the few Cowboys fans booing. Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense did whatever they wanted and more against the Cowboys defense.
To summarize, the NFC East teams continue to play some of the worst football in history and it is very possible that the winner at the end of the season could have as few as 6 wins.