By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN
The Cowboys bounced back this week against the Eagles. Even though they lost, Washington held their own against the 49ers. The Giants were competitive but just couldn’t seal the deal.
Despite the fact that 3/4 of the NFC East lost this week, let’s take a peek at which players stood out.
Washington Redskins: Let’s be honest. It was an ugly game. No touchdowns, plenty of field goals, but no real “action.” But let’s also be honest that not too many people had them hanging around in this game. It could have been a blowout, but thankfully, it wasn’t. Shout out to Washington’s defense for holding San Fransisco to their fewest point total so far this season. They had 2 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss.
The Redskins run defense is probably the strongest part of their team. Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen anchor that run D.
The weather is causing this game to play right into Washington’s hands.
— Oscar Aparicio (@BetterRivals) October 20, 2019
New York Giants: In a loss that can only be described as frustrating, the Giants really didn’t have too much to hang their hat on. But one of the few things that the Giants can be happy about is the performance of running back Saquon Barkley. He had 72 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. Not too shabby after missing games with a high ankle sprain.
— Onward Land Grant (@OnwardState) October 20, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles: I really do feel a little sorry for them. This team is really struggling to figure out who they are. While all isn’t completely lost with this team, the loss to Dallas didn’t help matters at all. Again, this is sort of hard to figure out who was stood out, but someone’s got to get the honors. So, for this week, I’ll give it to QB Carson Wentz. Neither the Eagles offense or defense was doing anything, and Wentz had one of his lowest production games, he’ll still get the recognition. He was 16 for 26 with 191 yards and 1 touchdown. This tweet I think sums up this game perfectly.
Compare the effort by Cooper on the sideline catch to this effort by Agholor. We truly don’t deserve Carson Wentz pic.twitter.com/df88oAKxiq
— Jawad Sammour (3-4) FlyEaglesFly (@Wentz_Better) October 21, 2019
Dallas Cowboys: The lone winners in the NFC East this week, and they put on quite the show. This was especially needed after last week’s loss to the Jets. Who stood out in this game? It could go anywhere, but I’m going to roll with RB Ezekiel Elliot. He ran for 111 yards on 22 carries and had one touchdown. Pretty solid day for him and the Cowboys.
We saw a vintage Ezekiel Elliott performance last night, and it was beautiful.
I wasn’t super excited about the game-plan and play calling, but the QB, RB, and defense put the team on their backs. pic.twitter.com/btUZONmO21
— Connor Livesay (@ConnorNFLDraft) October 21, 2019
There you have it, week 7’s top performers. How did I do??
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