LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 07: Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III #10 (L) and Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins take the field before playing the Atlanta Falcons at FedExField on October 7, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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 (8-5) — Clinging to a narrow lead in the division, the Giants came through when they needed to to keep a lead over the Redskins and Cowboys with a convincing win over the New Orleans Saints in which rookie running back David Wilson had a breakout game both offensively and on special teams as he returned a kickoff for a touchdown and posted over 300 total yards.
2. Washington Redskins (7-6) — Despite losing RG3 to a knee injury late in the game, the Redskins were able to squeeze out an overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens behind another rookie quarterback — Michigan State-ex Kirk Cousins. It looked like the Cowboys might able to pull ahead of the Redskins when RG3 went down but Cousins came in and looked like a seasoned vet, showing why the Redskins drafted two quarterbacks last April.
3. Dallas Cowboys (7-6) — The Cowboys had their most impressive win in years on Sunday as they beat the Bengals on the road in come-from-behind fashion. Of course, there was a lot of underlying emotion going into the game surrounding the death of practice-squad linebacker Jerry Moore and the arrest of starting defensive tackle Josh Brent. The Cowboys aren't out of this thing yet, but we'll see how they respond after a week of dealing with the tragedy when they play the Steelers on Sunday.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-9) — It finally happened! The Eagles snapped their eight-game skid and can finally quit hearing about how the Philadelphia Phillies have a more recent win than them. They did it behind a huge game from rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who had his best showing yet since taking over for Michael Vick.