The NFC East is officially in the territory along with the worst divisions of all-time. Another chapter will be written when the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles square off in Week 7. As sad as it is, both teams are still alive in the division race.
The Giants picked up their first win of the season last week against Washington. Even in a win, the Giants’ offense continued to look inept. They were able to score just one offensive touchdown. Their offense did not score in the second half as their lone touchdown came on a fumble.
It took two turnovers, a missed field goal, and a poor decision by Ron Rivera to win this game. New York’s defense allowed Washington to march down the field with under a minute left to score what should have been the game-tying touchdown. Rivera went for two and failed, handing the Giants a 20-19 win.
Philadelphia fell behind 17-0 against the Baltimore Ravens heading into halftime. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 24-6 and the game seemed in hand. The Eagles made a run behind Carson Wentz and outscored the Ravens 22-6 in the fourth quarter. They came up just short, 30-28, against one of the top teams in the league. There are no moral victories, but in a division like the NFC East, a game like this should give the Eagles confidence moving forward.
Who would have thought that two teams with a combined 2-9-1 record would be playing a meaningful game in Week 7? That is what we have in this one.
Here are five bold predictions for this division matchup.