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NFC East Power Rankings: Week 17

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NFC East Power Rankings: Week 17

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RG3, Romo are in a showdown for the NFC East Sunday.

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In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.

1. Washington Redskins (9-6) — Robert Griffin III is gimpy, that much is clear. But it doesn't matter for the hottest team in football — outside of Denver — with six straight wins now. They need one more Sunday and they'll win the division for the first time since 1999. RG3, who's sporting a big knee brace, had just 4 rushing yards last week, taking out a significant part of the Redskins' offense, but they're still dangerous.

2. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) — The Cowboys lost on Sunday in overtime to Drew Brees and the Saints, but they're still one of the hotter teams in the league and are in the midst of their best December in years. It's simple for Dallas, win and the Cowboys will win the NFC East, despite all the ups and downs of this season. Lose, and their season comes to a disappointing end. Tony Romo is set for a monster game, but can he perform with the pressure on in a hostile road atmosphere? We'll know in a few days.

3. New York Giants (8-7) — Excuse me while I laugh. The defending Super Bowl champs need a win and losses from a few other teams to have a chance of making the playoffs. This seems to be the Giants' M.O. — win the Super Bowl, miss the playoffs the next year and then win the Super Bowl again five years later. I'd take it.

4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11) — The one bright spot for the Eagles, quarterback Nick Foles, broke his hand on Sunday and will miss the season's final game after throwing for more than 300 yards in two of the past three weeks. That means another Michael Vick start and another irrelevant Eagles game.

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