The NFC East Top Performers from Week 12

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield  //@Mom23RN

It’s another week is in the books and week 12 saw a pretty good lineup of games for the NFC East. The Cowboys took on the Patriots, the Redskins matched up against the Lions, the Giants traveled to Chicago and the Eagles hosted the Seahawks. And who was the only team in the NFC East to get a win? The 1-9 Washington Redskins. How about that?

Despite overall slightly lackluster performances by the NFC East, there were some who did play well and were top performers in the division this week.  Let’s head around the division and see who they were!

Dallas Cowboys:  In a game where the high octane Cowboys couldn’t score a touchdown, it sort of makes it impossibly hard to pick a stand out player.  But any way you slice it, wide receiver Randall Cobb had a good day. He had 7 catches for 86 yards. He’s been pretty good since the bye week, and we’ve got the tweet to prove it!

Philadelphia Eagles:  It was another disappointing and frustrating loss for the team.  But, all may not be lost if they can get it together over the next few games, especially with Dallas losing to the Patriots. An Eagles player who did have a good game was tight end Zach Ertz, who caught his 500th reception. The 2nd fastest tight end in NFL history to do so. In the game, he had 91 yards and a touchdown on 12 catches. Hats off to Zach Ertz.

New York Giants:  They headed to the Windy City and tried, but came up short in their performance against the Bears.  However, we’re going to head to the defensive side of the ball this week as linebacker Markus Golden gets the honors. He had a sack, 3.5 tackles for losses and generally disrupted the Bears offense.  He had a great day for the Giants.

Washington Redskins: Washington was in a dogfight with the Lions. What started off looking like an easy win, got pretty ugly in the 2nd half.  But the offense was able to drive down the field one more time and get a field goal for the win. Rookie WR Steven Sims will get the shine today. He was able to get the scoring started with a kickoff return for a touchdown.  Showing that, if he’s used right, he can be a special part of this Washington Redskins offense.


Who were your top performers in the NFC East in week 12?  Let me know if you agree with me or not!


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