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Are The Giants Back? Post Week 1 NFC East Power Rankings

Jerry FrasierContributor IOctober 10, 2016

Are The Giants Back? Post Week 1 NFC East Power Rankings

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          The Dallas Cowboys opened the season with an evenly matched game against the Washington Redskins. Neither team looked amazing, but the Cowboys seemed to show a very one sided attack letting Tony Romo pass 47 times while only handing off to their three solid backs 21 times. Despite both Barber and Romo averaging almost 5 yards per carry they continued to let Romo pass it.

        The Cowboys eventually lost the hard fought game, but looked like they didn’t know how to mix up the offense, and the scoreboard showed it.  The Cowboys didn’t look horrible, and could have won if it wasn't for a late penalty.  The defense actually looked solid, but the offense just couldn’t score, which puts them ranked 3rd in the NFC East. 

4. Philadelphia Eagles (27-20 Loss to Green Bay)

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          The Redskins were on the other side of the evenly matched game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins Defense looked extremely solid holding the apparent high powered Dallas offense to only 7 points. Despite the defense looking solid, the Mike Shannahan  offense led by Donovan McNabb looked extremely average, although the Cowboys are said to have a good defense.

         The Redskins did win the game which puts them ahead of the Cowboys in the rankings. The Redskins looked pretty good and the new match-up to be looking forward to is the one against the New York Giants.  

3. Dallas Cowboys (13-7 Loss To Washington)

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          The Dallas Cowboys opened the season with an evenly matched game against the Washington Redskins. Neither team looked amazing, but the Cowboys seemed to show a very one sided attack letting Tony Romo pass 47 times while only handing off to their three solid backs 21 times. Despite both Barber and Jones averaging almost 5 yards per carry they continued to let Romo pass it.

        The Cowboys eventually lost the hard fought game, but looked like they didn’t know how to mix up the offense, and the scoreboard showed it.  The Cowboys didn’t look horrible, and could have won if it wasn't for a late penalty.  The defense actually looked solid, but the offense just couldn’t score, which puts them ranked 3rd in the NFC East. 

    Next Game: Chicago Bears 

2. Washington Redskins (13-7 Win Over Dallas)

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          The Redskins were on the other side of the evenly matched game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins Defense looked extremely solid holding the apparent high powered Dallas offense to only 7 points. Despite the defense looking solid, the Mike Shannahan  offense led by Donovan McNabb looked extremely average, although the Cowboys are said to have a good defense.

         The Redskins did win the game which puts them ahead of the Cowboys in the rankings. The Redskins looked pretty good and the new match-up to be looking forward to is the one against the New York Giants.  

    Next Game: Houston Texans. 

1. New York Giants ( 31-18 Win Over Carolina)

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         The Giants of old look like they may have returned for the 2010 season. The Defense looked very solid and like they can stop the run again allowing only 62 yards to DeAngelo Williams and 12 yards to Jonathan Stewart. The Giants even overcame three interceptions thrown by Manning, something which they would not have been able to do last year.

          There is still a long season to go, and divisional match-ups will show the true rankings of the division, but as of now the Giants seem to have the most solid team in the division proving they can do it both offensively and defensively.

    Next Game: Indianapolis Colts

Week Two Predictions

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    Eagles 28- Lions 10

    Cowboys 20- Bears 17

    Redskins 17- Texans 31

    Giants 28- Colts 24

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