1st. Washington Football Team- 6-7 (3-2 DIV)
2nd. New York Giants- 5-8 (3-2 DIV)
3rd. Philadelphia Eagles- 4-8-1 (2-2 DIV)
4th. Dallas Cowboys- 4-9 (1-3 DIV)
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ San Francisco 49ers
The Washington defense took over the scoring for their offense, delivering a 23-15 win despite being outgained 344-193 in total yards. Washington’s defense scored two touchdowns including a fumble return from upper star rookie Chase Young.
Young also recorded one of Washington’s four sacks on the day. Kamren Curl scored the other defensive touchdown after he returned an interception 76 yards for the score. All in all, the Washington defense forced three total turnovers and scored 14 of their 23 points.
Their strong performance on defense was able to mask a tough day for the Washington offense. Alex Smith struggled (8-19, 57 yards, interception) before leaving with a leg injury. Dwayne Haskins replaced Smith and didn’t fare much better, finishing 7-12 for 51 yards.
Football Team Week 15 Opponent- Seahawks at home, Sunday at 1:00
Arizona Cardinals @ NEW YORK GIANTS
The Giants offense struggled mightily against the Cardinals defense, mustering just 7 points in the 26-7 defeat. New York was only able to run four plays within Arizona territory.
The Giants offensive line and quarterback Daniel Jones were under siege all day. They suffered a staggering eight total sacks, five of which from Haason Reddick. Reddick set a new Cardinals single game sack record with the effort and threw in three forced fumbles. He notched his last sack and forced fumble against Colt McCoy who replaced Jones late in the game.
Jones finished just 11 of 21 for 127 yards with three fumbles including one lost. The Giants offense with Jones and McCoy netted just 81 yards passing on the game. The Giants rushing offense wasn’t much better, finishing with 78 yards on 17 carries and their lone touchdown of the game.
Giants Week 15 Opponent- Browns at home, Sunday at 8:20
New Orleans Saints @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
It was the Eagles turn to pull off a stunning upset in the division this week as they beat the Saints 24-21. Jalen Hurts provided a spark for the whole team in his starting debut and the Eagles defense collected five sacks.
Hurts was impressive in his first start, finishing 17 of 30 for 167 yards and a touchdown passing with an additional 106 yards on 18 rushes. However, he did lose a fumble late in the fourth quarter when the team was trying to run out the clock. Miles Sanders had a standout performance for the Eagles, finishing with 115 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Sanders biggest play of the day was an 82 yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
The Eagles defensive line was dominant in this one, collecting five sacks and forcing a fumble. Josh Sweat was who caused the turnover as well as having two sacks. Javon Hargrave also notched two sacks of Taysom Hill. Linebacker Duke Riley picked off Hill to bring the total forced turnovers to two.
Eagles Week 15 Opponent- @Cardinals, Sunday at 4:05
DALLAS COWBOYS @ Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas thoroughly dominated the Joe Burrow-less Bengals, winning by a final score of 30-7 and forcing three turnovers.
Andy Dalton had a good day in his first game back in Cincinnati. Dalton finished 16 of 23 for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 87 yards rushing on a 12-11 carries split. Amari Cooper led the way receiving with 51 yards and a score on four catches.
The Dallas defense was able to stifle the Bengals offense all day, surrendering just one scoring drive and scoring once themselves. Aldon Smith’s 78 yard fumble return touchdown in the first quarter gave Dallas an early 10-0 lead that set the tone. Tyrone Crawford added two sacks in the effort as well.