1st. Philadelphia Eagles- 2-4-1 (1-1 DIV)
2nd. Washington Football Team- 2-5 (2-1 DIV)
3rd. Dallas Cowboys- 2-5 (1-1 DIV)
4th. New York Giants- 1-6 (1-2 DIV)
NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense played bad for 3 ½ quarters. But, they were able to muster 12 fourth quarter points in a come from behind win. A Brandon Graham strip sack of Daniel Jones on the Giants’ final drive sealed the 22-21 win that moved the Eagles into first place.
After two encouraging weeks, it seemed Wentz was in for a good game after a near perfect first drive. Then the wheels came off. His accuracy grew erratic again and his decision making was terrible, especially on a particularly ugly interception in the end zone. But, Wentz was great when it counted in the fourth quarter, throwing two touchdown passes to cap off two 65+ yard drives to take the lead late. Boston Scott made a great play on a beauty of a game winner from Wentz, notching his fifth career (6 total career TDs) touchdown against the Giants.
On the flip side, the Giants offense suffered self-inflicted wounds. They turned the ball over three times and Evan Engram dropped a wide open, game sealing pass. The Giants once again struggled to run the football outside of Jones, who ripped off an 80 yard run only to be tackled by the turf monster. The Giants defense was able to put up three sacks in the losing effort.
Check out our game review from Shane Haff for more on this one.
Eagles Week 8 Opponent- Cowboys at home, Sunday at 8:20
Giants Week 8 Opponent- Buccaneers at home, Monday at 8:15
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ DALLAS COWBOYS
The Dallas Cowboys are in trouble. Their defense once again struggled to stop anybody, letting the worst rushing offense in the league rack up 208 yards en route to a 25-3 final score. Antonio Gibson became the first player for the Football Team to cross 60 yards rushing in a game, finishing with a career high 128 on 20 carries with a touchdown. Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott once again struggled to get anything going. Elliott finished with just 45 yards on 12 carries. It is the first time in his career he has not eclipsed 100 rushing yards in any of the first seven games of a season.
But that’s not even the biggest problem for the Cowboys. Andy Dalton was knocked out of the game by a nasty cheap shot from Jon Bostic and was diagnosed with a concussion. In his stead, third string Ben DiNucci entree the game but was not able to do much besides fumbling twice. With Dak Prescott out for the year and Dalton in concussion protocol, it appears DiNucci will be the starter for the time being.
Kyle Allen played a clean game at QB for Washington, finishing 15-25 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and, most importantly, no turnovers. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin had a nice day, hauling in seven passes on 11 targets for 90 yards and a touchdown.