LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 03: Running back Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins rushes for a first down during the closing moments of the Redskins 17-16 win over the New York Giants at FedExField on December 3, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.
1. New York Giants (7-5) — After their resounding win over the Green Bay Packers, it appeared the Giants were officially settling in for their usual December run. Then RG3 happened. Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris used their rookie awesomeness and took down the Giants with the help of some solid play from their suspect defense, edging the Giants on Monday night. The Giants are still in pretty good shape, and it's not like they got blown out by the Redskins. They lost a close game on the road.
2. Washington Redskins (6-6) — The Redskins have now won three straight games and are one of the hottest teams in the league. They still don't have a reliable defense but they did the job well enough on Monday night as the Redskins beat the Giants in a low-scoring affair and held the Giants to a lot of field goals instead of touchdowns.
3. Dallas Cowboys (6-6) — The Cowboys are back to .500, but it was hard to be too terribly excited about the close win over what could be the worst team in the NFL, Philadelphia. The Cowboys started the game in a lull once again and found themselves in a hole before digging out of it and pulling away very late despite giving up an embarrassing 98-yard punt return in the game's final minutes.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) — Is it a bad sign for the Cowboys when, in the midst of the Eagles' 8-game losing streak, they've had their closest games against the Cowboys. That should tell you something, that the Cowboys are better than the Eagles but not by a lot. They've recently announced Nick Foles is their QB for the rest of the season, signaling the beginning of the end for Michael Vick, and that phenom Bryce Brown is the running back for the rest of the year, meaning the Eagles will have a great RB duo going forward with him and LeSean McCoy.