EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants runs off the field after a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/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 (2-1) — The Giants looked like the defending Super Bowl champions in their domination of the Carolina Panthers last week, and they did it short-handed. The Giants were without a starting tackle, starting running back and starting wide receiver and still owned the Panthers and Cam Newton in what was their most impressive performance of the young season.
2. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) — On the flip side, the Cowboys looked awful on offense but like a championship defense holding Tampa Bay to under 100 total yards for much of the game. The offense was plagued by penalties, more drops from Jason Witten and some questionable quarterback play. A game Monday night against the Bears will be a stiff test for an offense still trying to find an identity, though they did have their first rushing touchdown by a running back in ages.
3. Washington Redskins (1-2) — This is a tough call. The Redskins have the worst record in the division, but they have been super competitive in all of their games, something that can't be said for the team checking in below them. Robert Griffin III has instantly become one of the league's most dangerous quarterbacks and they seem to have found a good running back in Alfred Morris.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) — Oh, Michael Vick. Talk about a train wreck. Vick has been a turnover machine, as has his team, during the season's first few weeks. They were embarrassed by an albeit surprisingly good Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but embarrased nonetheless. They just looked like a subpar team that was whupped from whistle to whistle.