In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) — This is probably an unpopular choice for the top team in the East, especially after they were in last place after Week 1. But after yet another win despite not taking care of the football, you have to look on the flip side of the Eagles' situation. Take this and soak it in, the Eagles have turned the ball over nine times in their first two games and are 2-0. That's pretty incredible and makes you wonder how good the Eagles will be when they stop turning the ball over so much. Their win over Baltimore was impressive on Sunday because the Ravens are a very good football team, got four turnovers and still couldn't manage to beat the Eagles.
2. Washington Redskins (1-1) — It's a tough choice to put the Redskins over the Giants, but that's what we're doing this week. Robert Griffin III had another good start and appears to be every bit of a top-flight quarterback after two career starts. Their game against the surprisingly tough St. Louis Rams was back and forth the entire time and was one of the worst showings by the NFL replacement refs so far — on both sides. The Redskins seem to have found their starting running back in Alfred Morris and remember, the St. Louis loss came without No. 1 receiver Pierre Garcon in the lineup.
3. Dallas Cowboys (1-1) — This was tough too. Although they Cowboys had the absolute worst showing in Week 2 of any of these teams, and arguably the worst in the entire NFL, they still check in above the Giants because a) they beat the Giants in Week 1, and b) the Giants just looked really bad against a very average Tampa Bay Bucs team. Of course, we'll see if this ranking was correct after the Cowboys play the Bucs on Sunday. Anything will be better than what we saw against the Seahawks on Sunday.
4. New York Giants (1-1) — The Giants needed every little second and every break to come back and beat the Bucs on Sunday after Eli Manning had one of those typical Manning bros. stretches where he threw pick after pick early on (said tongue in cheek) before coming back in the second half and finishing with more than 500 yards passing. Victor Cruz and Hakeem NIcks both had enormous games receiving, but Ahmad Bradshaw was hurt and might miss their game against Carolina on Thursday with it being a short week and all.