NFC East teams can’t be stopped after posting a 3-1 record in Week 8. Below, we have your updated NFC East standings.
The division has a combined record of 23-8. That’s a .742 win percentage, the highest combined total for a division through eight weeks since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Here’s a look at the standings:
- Philadelphia Eagles: 7-0
- Dallas Cowboys: 6-2
- New York Giants: 6-2
- Washington Commanders: 4-4
Hurts and Brown lead Eagles past Steelers
You woke up happy if you have either Jalen Hurts or A.J. Brown in fantasy football. Hurts threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns. Three of which went to Brown, who also had 156 receiving yards in the Eagles 35-13 win.
Philadelphia’s defense got after Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett all day, sacking him six times and forcing one interception. The Steelers were effective on the ground, rushing for 144 yards. But it wasn’t enough to avoid a brutal loss to its Pennsylvania rival.
The Eagles have a short week as they next face the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football.
Cowboys clobber the Bears, take 2nd in the East
The Chicago Bears defense had no answer for Dak Prescott and Tony Pollard in Dallas’ 49-29 victory.
Prescott passed for 250 yards, two touchdowns and ran in a score. With Ezekiel Elliott out, Pollard got his first career start excelled, rushing for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
CeeDee Lamb also performed well, catching five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.
The Cowboys defense struggled stopping Chicago’s offense. The Bears ran for 240 yards and Dallas allowed a season-high in points.
The Cowboys are on a bye in Week 9.
Giants winning streak ends in Seattle
The New York Giants couldn’t notch a fifth-consecutive win, falling to the Seattle Seahawks 27-13.
The Giants offense struggled, only mustering up one touchdown. Daniel Jones completed 54% of his passes for 176 yards. Saquon Barkley ran for a season-low 53 yards.
Seattle were favorites to hold the worst record in the NFL before Week 1, but they’re now 5-3 and leading the NFC West.
New York will have a long time to sulk in the loss as the G-Men have a Week 9 bye.
Late-game heroics lift Commanders over the Colts
The Washington Commanders are now 2-0 in games started by backup QB Taylor Heinicke. Washington’s latest victim was the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 17-16.
The Colts were up 16-10 with 2:17 left in the game. But Heinicke led an 89-yard touchdown drive to go up by one point with 22 seconds remaining.
Terry McLaurin had his best game of the season, catching six passes for 113 yards.
Washington has a tough matchup next week against the 6-1 Minnesota Vikings that will have NFC east standings implications.