Things got wacky for the NFC East in Week 13. Two teams tied, while the other two won by a combined 60 points.
We’ll recap each divisional game but first, an updated look at the standings:
- Philadelphia Eagles: 11-1
- Dallas Cowboys: 9-3
- New York Giants: 7-4-1
- Washington Commanders: 7-5-1
The Eagles look poised to get the number one seed in the playoffs, which would grant them a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) are on Philadelphia’s tail. But the Eagles 24-7 Week 2 win over the Vikings gives Philadelphia the tiebreaker, should it come to that.
Eagles dethrone King Henry
Derrick Henry has the third-most rushing yards in the NFL, but only had 30 yards in the Tennessee Titans 35-10 loss to the Eagles. This was an intriguing matchup because Philadelphia’s defensive weakness is stopping the run, but that wasn’t the case in Week 13.
A.J. Brown had extra motivation facing his old team. The fourth-year WR went off 119 yards and two touchdowns. Jalen Hurts proved he’s not just a running QB, as he threw for 380 yards and three scores.
Philadelphia’s next matchup is against the Giants.
Cowboys run it up on the Colts
Cowboys fans were treated to the most obscure game of the season. Dallas led by only two points in the fourth quarter before rattling off 33-unanswered points to win 54-19.
Like Brown, Malik Hooker was out for blood against his old squad. Hooker had one interception and one fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.
Most of Dallas’ scoring is thanks to a dominant performance from the defense. The Cowboys forced five turnovers, and four of them came on consecutive drives in the fourth quarter.
In Week 14, Dallas hosts the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium.
Nobody wanted to win in Commanders vs. Giants
Those who bet the Commanders vs. Giants game to go over 40.5 points had a rough Sunday. The game was tied 20-20 at the end of regulation, and each team punted twice in overtime.
With 10 seconds left, New York had a chance to win with a 58-yard field goal, but Graham Gano left it short.
The Commanders outgained the Giants by 95 total yards of offense, but it wasn’t enough to seal a victory. Terry McLaurin led Washington with 105 receiving yards and a touchdown, and rookie Brian Robinson ran for 96 yards.
For New York, Saquon Barkley has slowed down in recent weeks. Barkley has averaged just 41 rushing yards in the last three games, and the Giants are 0-2-1 in that span. It’s clear to see New York goes as Saquon goes.