Last season, the Giants were the defending Super Bowl champions and the Redskins were riding a red-hot RGIII to a division title. This year, the other two teams – Dallas and Philadelphia – are positioning themselves to battle for the NFC East title.
The Eagles gained 425 total yards in today’s 31-20 win at Tampa Bay. The Eagles are one of four teams in NFL history to gain at least 400 yards in each of its first six games joining this season’s Denver Broncos, the 2007 New England Patriots and the 1983 San Diego Chargers. This is the first time in NFL history in which two teams have accomplished the feat in the same season.
This season, Philadelphia has gained 1,628 net passing yards and 1,071 rushing yards. The Eagles are the only team since the 1970 merger to gain at least 1,600 net passing yards and 1,050 rushing yards through the first six games of a season.
Dallas topped Washington, 31-16, in Dallas last night. QB Tony Romo did not pile up the stats like he did vs Denver, but he made the passes when they counted, which is all the Cowboys may need him to do to get by this year.
Both the Eagles and Cowboys are 2-0 in the division and 3-0 in the conference. The 1-4 Redskins and 0-6 Giants are both 0-2 in the division and 0-4 in the conference.
Anything’s possible, as Giant fans know. They had a 2-game lead with five to go last year but blew it when the Redskins ran the table with a 7-game winning streak.