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 (8-5) — The Eagles seemed primed for a loss on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but Mother Nature cooled off the Lions' high-flying offense in a big way and LeSean McCoy went off in a big way, and the Eagles pulled ahead of Dallas into sole possession of first place in the division. Nick Foles threw his first interception of the season, but it didn't matter with the way McCoy performed against an above-average run defense. Next up: at Minnesota Vikings
2. Dallas Cowboys (7-6) — You can't look much worse than the Cowboys did on Monday night in their loss to the Chicago Bears at frigid Soldier Field. Good news is, the Cowboys just have to keep pace with the Eagles heading into the season finale against them at JerryWorld. If they do that, that game will be for the division as Dallas will hold all tiebreakers over the Eagles. Next up: vs. Green Bay Packers
3. New York Giants (5-8) — The Giants were officially eliminated on Sunday, and things don't get any easier this week. What a lost season for the G-Men. Next up: vs. Seattle Seahawks
4. Washington Redskins (3-10) — The Skins have now lost five straight. There's discussion that Robert Griffin III could be shut down for the remainder of the season and Mike Shanahan's job is in jeopardy. Remember, this was a playoff team a year ago. What a disaster. Next up: at Atlanta Falcons