Week 10 featured a pair of upsets and a shake-up in the divisional standings for the NFC East.
The Dallas Cowboys were 3.5-point favorites and the Philadelphia Eagles were 11-point favorites but both teams lost outright. Here’s a look at the updated NFC East standings:
- Eagles: 8-1
- Giants: 7-2
- Cowboys: 6-3
- Commanders 5-5
If the season ended today, there would be lots of representation from the NFC and AFC East in the playoffs. On the NFC side, each team besides the Washington Commanders would make the postseason. For the AFC, all four teams would earn playoff berths.
Here’s how things played out in Week 10:
Taylor Heinicke’s magic continues in Philadelphia
The Commanders went into Lincoln Financial Field on Monday Night Football and beat the Eagles 32-21. Since Carson Wentz was placed on IR, Washington holds a 3-1 record with Taylor Heinicke under center.
But the Commanders’ defense deserves most of the praise for the victory. The Eagles lost three fumbles and Jalen Hurts threw an interception, and the turnovers were too much for Philadelphia to overcome.
Had the Eagles won, the road for the Cowboys to win the NFC East would’ve been rocky. But the Commanders got the job done and gave the Dallas faithful something to smile about on Monday night.
In Week 11, Washington faces the Houston Texans and Philadelphia squares off with the Indianapolis Colts.
Giants take care of business vs. the Texans
New York notched a 24-16 win over Houston thanks to a vintage performance from Saquon Barkley. The RB was a workhorse, rushing 35 times for 152 yards and a touchdown.
Daniel Jones wasn’t asked to do much but performed well when his number was called. Jones completed 76% of his passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
The Giants are on fire, having won five of its last six games. New York has also won seven games which tops the team’s win total from the past five seasons.
The G-Men hit the road in Week 11 for a matchup with the Detroit Lions.
Dallas falls short in Green Bay
The Packers took down the Cowboys 31-28 thanks to a game-winning field goal from Mason Crosby in overtime. Green Bay has owned Dallas, winning nine of the last ten matchups dating back to 2009.
Green Bay ran for 207 yards, which opened things up in the passing game. Rookie WR Christian Watson had a career day, reeling in four passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cowboys offense still managed to outgain the Packers 421 total yards to 415 yards, respectively. But two interceptions from Dak Prescott were the difference makers in Big D’s loss.
Dallas sets its sights on the Minnesota Vikings next week.