Business is booming in the NFC East.
The division posted a combined 3-1 record in Week 12, with the only loss coming from the New York Giants. If the season ended today, all four teams would be playoff bound.
The NFC East’s .731 win percentage is the best in the NFL, and the AFC East is the only other division in which every team is above .500. Here’s an updated view of the NFC East standings and a recap of another winning week:
- Philadelphia Eagles: 10-1
- Dallas Cowboys: 8-3
- New York Giants: 7-4
- Washington Commanders: 7-5
Cowboys spoil Thanksgiving for the Giants
Dallas took down New York 28-20 to remain undefeated vs. the G-Men on turkey day.
The Cowboys were sloppy in the first half. Dak Prescott threw two interceptions and the offense could only muster up seven points. The team as a whole was penalized seven times for 66 yards.
But Dallas settled in and cleaned up its act in the second half. Prescott and Co. scored touchdowns on its first three drives, two of which went to Dalton Schultz. The defense allowed just one touchdown at the end of the game once it was already clear Dallas would come out on top.
Saquon Barkley, who has the fourth-most rushing yards in the NFL, could only piece together 39 yards.
Next week, the Cowboys face the Indianapolis Colts and the Giants matchup with the Commanders.
Commanders narrowly avoid defeat
Washington didn’t play its sharpest game, but still did enough to get a 19-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Taylor Heinicke improved to 5-1 as a starter this season, but his 138 passing yards weren’t the reason for Sunday’s victory. Rather, it was the Commanders rushing attack that carried the torch. Washington rushed for 176 yards and Brian Robinson led with 105 yards.
The Falcons actually had more total yards than Washington, but only scored one touchdown in the loss.
Washington is looking forward to getting Chase Young back soon after he missed the early part of the season due to injury, and sat out Sunday with an illness. The former Defensive Rookie of the Year has yet to suit up this season.
Eagles keep soaring after SNF win
Philadelphia’s defense wasn’t on its A-game, but the offense gained 500 total yards in the 40-33 win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers defense had no answer for the Eagles run game. Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards, Miles Sanders ran for 143 yards and the team combined for 363 total yards.
But Green Bay’s offense kept them in the mix. Christian Watson had a career-high 110 receiving yards. But two costly interceptions from Aaron Rodgers were enough to seal the Packers fate.
The Eagles have the Tennessee Titans on the schedule in Week 13.