By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN
Like I said last week, I’ve never really been a huge fan of power rankings. They’re meaningless, to be honest. It’s essentially who’s hot and who’s not.
But when I do them, I love to have fun with it, and not take them too seriously. For the most part. I think a mixup of funny and serious is good.
Without further ado, I present the NFC East Power Rankings going into week 2.
Dallas Cowboys: OK, no surprise here. The way they dominated the Giants was remarkable, and you have to give credit where and when it’s due. However, it is a struggling Giants team, but they did win the way they were supposed to. Also, when your game is the most-watched game of week 1, I guess you automatically get the crown.
Most-watched NFL games in Week 1:
– Cowboys/Giants, 23.9M
– Bears/Packers, 22.2M
– Patriots/Steelers, 22.2M
Cowboys/Giants beat both of NBC’s games of the week, both of which were night primetime contests. The Sunday afternoon slot with Dallas in it is pure gold.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) September 11, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles: They started slowly, but knocked the dust off. The defense came alive and got after Washington’s quarterback Case Keenum. They pressured him 21 times. And wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a great welcome back party. And, I’ve got family in Philadelphia, and we’ve had nothing but fun the times I’ve been there. So. Yeah. They’re ranked 2nd.
Vintage @DeSeanJackson11 in his return to Philly:
— NFL (@NFL) September 9, 2019
Washington Redskins: I mean, they looked respectable for a half. They get their ability to finish the game, and you never know. But, unfortunately, injuries are holding them back. Running back Derrius Guice had knee surgery, and tight end Jordan Reed is dealing with a concussion. So there’s that. But Washington D.C. is one of my favorite places. Lincoln Waffle House is the best place for breakfast. But the traffic is awful. Congrats Washington, you get 3rd place!
The Washington Redskins roster is devastated by injuries. Please save this tweet for use until the end of time.
— Chad Dukes 🇺🇸 (@chaddukes) September 13, 2019
Lastly, the New York Football Giants. You guys, I don’t know. I feel like this team is such a hodge-podge of things. There’s some talent on the team, in guys like RB Saquon Barkley, and tight end Evan Engram and their offensive line. There’s the aged veteran QB Eli Manning. And then the mystery that is the Giants defense. I mean, they’re going to find their way eventually. But man, until then, they get the last place spot. And one of my favorite cousins is a Giants fan. But this week that can’t save them from taking last place in my power rankings.
For about eight minutes, the New York Giants looked pretty great. Then there were more minutes. #sportsball
— J.J. Blabrams (@marcbernardin) September 8, 2019
Stay tuned for next week to see how the rankings shake out after week 2.
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