In a weekly feature, we'll break down the previous week's game in the NFC East and rank each team based on current perception.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) — As we discussed on Monday, it appears Nick Foles has taken the starting quarterback job in Philly right out from under Michael Vick's feet. The Eagles are on quite the roll heading into a bye this week and now have a half-game lead on the Cowboys in the division. With the Cowboys taking the teams' meeting earlier this year, it could come down to their Week 17 tilt to decide the division title. Next up: BYE
2. New York Giants (4-6) — This could easily change this coming weekend when the Giants host the Cowboys, and in turn, host a real quarterback. Sure, the Giants are on a nice four-game win streak, but they've all come against fill-in quarterbacks who really have no business starting NFL games. Next up: vs. Dallas Cowboys
3. Dallas Cowboys (5-5) — The only reason the Cowboys are behind the Giants right now is because of their injury situation, but the bye week last week seems to have done its job as it's expected both DeMarcus Ware and Morris Claiborne will be back from injuries against the Giants. But there's still one key injury lingering as middle linebacker Sean Lee, arguably the heart of the Cowboys' defense, will miss the game with his hamstring injury. That's huge. Next up: at New York Giants
4. Washington Redskins (3-7) — This team has been a real disappointment after making the playoffs in 2012. They're just bad all the way around and trailed 24-0 to Philadelphia on Sunday before coming back in the end to make the score a little more respectful. Next up: vs. San Francisco 49ers