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Power Rankings: NFC East

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

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) — The Eagles are one of a few undefeated teams remaining in the league after three weeks, and they've done with a fast-paced Chip Kelly offense led by Nick Foles and a serviceable defense. Jeremy Maclin has proven to be what the Eagles thought he could be, and Kelly came out this week saying he wants to get Maclin the ball even more. The offense is pretty dangerous, and should carry them to the division title.

    2. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) — There's a pretty sizeable drop-off here, but the Cowboys showed a lot of character in Sunday's comeback win on the road. If they can establish the run early on against the Saints, they could make it a very interesting game. If they try to get in a shootout with Drew Brees & Co., the Cowboys' suspect defense could be in trouble. The offense here seems to be pretty great. The defense will be the undoing, especially without Rolando McClain.

    3. New York Giants (1-2) — Everything finally came together for the Giants like it was supposed to. Their secondary — supposedly the strength of their defense — had a nice afternoon against Houston, which isn't really a tall task. What was impressive, however, was how Eli Manning, Rashad Jennings & Co. dominated a pretty salty Texans defense led by JJ Watt. Jennings approached 200 yards on the ground and Manning had his best game of the year so far, we'll see if they can carry it over.

    4. Washington Redskins (1-2) — With Kirk Cousins under center, the Redskins' offense has changed, and it looks like it's changed for the better. Cousins went toe-to-toe with Nick Foles on Sunday in a divisional showdown, and almost outdueled him. The defense is still awfully shaky, off-setting some nice pieces on offense, and the defense lost it's best playmaker in DeAngelo Hall, who will miss the rest of the season after an injury suffered Sunday.