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October 03, 2017

Eagles gain a game on the entire rest of the NFC East

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In Week 4 of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles gained a game on the entire rest of the NFC East, as they picked up a win over the Chargers, then proceeded to watch the Cowboys, Giants, and Redskins all lose their games.


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The last time the Eagles won and the other three NFC East teams lost was back in Week 13, 2014. That week, the Eagles got to 9-3 after manhandling the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, before proceeding to lose their next three games and missing out on the playoffs.

With a quarter of the season in the books, the Eagles now find themselves alone atop the NFC East:

 NFC EastOverall record Division record Conference record 
 Eagles3-1 2-0 2-0 
 Cowboys2-2 1-0 2-1 
 Redskins2-2 0-1 1-1 
 Giants0-4 0-2 0-4 


Here are the NFC East teams' Week 5 opponents, with the point spreads as of midnight, October 3:

  1. Cardinals at Eagles (-6.5)
  2. Chargers at Giants (-3.5)
  3. Packers at Cowboys (-2)
  4. The Redskins have a bye, which they probably didn't love when the schedules came out, but now need after suffering a lot of injuries Monday night. Their list of injuries includes Josh Norman, who will be out for several weeks with a rib injury, as reported by ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters (via Jay Gruden) during the Redskins' Monday night telecast.

I'll also reiterate here that the Giants are done.


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