Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField on October 14, 2012. (Photo by Larry French/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 (4-2) — The Giants throttled the San Francisco 49ers on their home field behind another solid rushing performance from running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who is still battling some foot issues that could be detrimental to the Giants down the road. The Giants' defense was even more impressive, holding the 49ers to a first-quarter field goal. The Giants can be bad at times, but when they're good, they're usually really good. This appears to be one of those times.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) — Things are getting heated in the City of Brotherly Love, as the team fired its defensive coordinator after they blew a lead and lost in overtime at home to Detroit. Heading into the bye week, Andy Reid has said he'll "shake things up" but hasn't elaborated much. There's rumor Michael Vick could be benched in favor of rookie Nick Foles.
3. Washington Redskins (3-3) — Robert Griffin III turned in a stunning performance a week after suffering a concussion as the Redskins used a big second quarter to top the Vikings. Griffin rushed for 138 yards, including a late long touchdown run that put an exclamation point on his team's win. The Redskins still have plenty of holes, but when Griffin is on, they're scary.
4. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) — There are plenty of positives to take out of Sunday's loss to Baltimore. The Cowboys ran the ball with great results, but they lost DeMarco Murray for an indefinite amount of time with a sprained foot and they couldn't manage the clock in the final seconds of the game to get closer for Dan Bailey. Instead, he missed a 51-yarder to win the game as time expired.