I got the Power: NFC East power rankings

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Week 13. It’s the home stretch. And it’s time to take a look at how the teams in the NFC East are faring.

After such a hot start, I thought for sure the Dallas Cowboys would be running away with the division and coming in hot, but they’ve cooled off considerably. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants really just seem to be floundering. Surprisingly, who’s got the hot hand? None other than the Washington Redskins. Here’s how it shakes out in my mind.

The top spot goes to the aforementioned Washington Redskins. Congrats to them, as they seem to have found a small bit of mojo, and have won their last 2 games. True, they had to work to win them, but after a really bad start to the season, it looks like they’re starting to slowly come around.

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is starting to get his feet under him, and running back Derrius Guice is doing grown man work out there.  Keep building around these guys, and Washington may take a jump next season.

The second spot. I think it may be a two-way tie between the Eagles and the Giants (can power rankings have ties?). Ok, how about 2 and 2a?

I’ll give the 2nd spot to the Eagles. They have a better record than the Giants. And if we look at most recent history, the edge has to go the Eagles, because they actually beat the Green Bay Packers, unlike the Giants. They also still have a chance to still win the division.

Now, the Giants, of course, 2a is more acceptable. We weren’t expecting too much from them, especially once they went to Daniel Jones as their quarterback. The next few games aren’t looking too winnable for the Giants. The Eagles, as I said earlier, could make a play for the division in the next few games.

Last in the power rankings come the Dallas Cowboys.  Man, it just hasn’t been pretty down there in Jerry’s World. While they’ve beaten the teams that they “should” have beaten, they still struggle with teams with a winning record.  Now yes, they are still on top of the division, but after losing 3 of the last 4, it’s been tough sledding.  But looking ahead, 3 of their last 4 games are against teams without winning records, so it shouldn’t be an issue.  But…they did lose to the Jets, so there’s that.  Will they be able to turn things around?

Let me know what you think about my power rankings!

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