1st. Washington Football Team- 7-9 (4-2 DIV)
2nd. New York Giants- 6-10 (4-2 DIV)
3rd. Dallas Cowboys- 6-10 (2-4 DIV)
4th. Philadelphia Eagles- 4-11-1 (2-4 DIV)
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Washington was able to clinch the NFC East thanks to a strong defensive effort in a 20-14 win over Philadelphia. The Football Team held the Eagles to 216 total yards and forced three turnovers.
Both offenses struggled in this game, especially the Eagles who declined to play a multitude of players. Jalen Hurts started at QB and went 7 of 20 for 72 total yards and an interception. However, Hurts did score the Eagles only points on the night with two rushing touchdowns. Hurts was replaced at quarterback at the start of the fourth quarter by Nate Sudfeld. Sudfeld also struggled, finishing 5 of 12 for 32 yards with an interception and a fumble.
Washington QB Alex Smith won his fifth straight start despite not playing abundantly well either. Smith finished 22 of 32 for 162 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Washington will now host Tampa Bay in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at 8:15.
DALLAS COWBOYS @ NEW YORK GIANTS
New York was able to keep their playoff hopes alive with a 23-19 win over Dallas but ultimately it was a futile effort with Washington’s win later on. Nevertheless, Xavier McKinney intercepted Andy Dalton’s pass late in the fourth quarter on the Giants five yard line to secure the win.
The Giants defense had a strong game, sacking Dalton six times in addition to the aforementioned interception. Leonard Williams led the way with three sacks, notching him 11.5 sacks on the year. New York was also able to hold Ezekiel Elliott in check, limiting him to just 42 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown.
Sterling Shepherd led the way for the Giants on offense. The WR led the game in receiving with 112 yards on 8 catches with a touchdown. Shepherd also contributed 24 yards on two rush attempts with another touchdown.