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NFC East Power Rankings: Week 5

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) — The Eagles were seconds away from being 4-1 and having a firm hold on the NFC East through a third of the season, but instead they fell on a last-second field goal at Pittsburgh. Turnovers doomed the Eagles once again as Michael Vick fumbled the ball twice, including one into the end zone for a touchback. The Eagles still haven't played a great game this year, but they beat the Giants head-to-head to keep claim on the top spot.

    2. New York Giants (3-2) — The Giants were the only team in the division to score a victory over the weekend, as they put on an offensive show — on the ground and through the air — against the poor Cleveland Browns. Victor Cruz had three receiving touchdowns and Ahmad Bradshaw showed he's still fully entrenched as the team's starting running back by rushing for 200 yards.

    3. Dallas Cowboys (2-2) — The Cowboys sat idle and watched on Sunday as they were helped out by the Steelers to stay within striking distance of the top spot in the division, just a half-game back of first with a head-to-head win over the Giants. The Cowboys will have to commit to running the ball on Sunday in Baltimore to have a chance to improve to 3-2.

    4. Washington Redskins (2-3) — Robert Griffin III is reportedly going to play this week after suffering what was termed a mild concussion in the Redskins' loss to the Falcons on Sunday. But they better be careful with their prized rookie signal caller. As we all know by now, concussions are nothing to mess with and another wicked shot could put RG3 on the shelf for a while.