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NFC East Power Rankings: Week 12



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

    1. New York Giants (7-4) — Wow. So much for the Giants being on the fritz. That bye week really served them well as they looked like a completely new team on Sunday night in their dismantling of the red-hot Green Bay Packers. Eli Manning's arm no longer looked "dead" and that pass rush was on in full force against the run-deprived Packers. One negative for the Giants was the loss of goal-line running back Andre Brown, which will lead to more of a workload for the oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw. Still, this team is a serious force to be reckoned with, and they showed it on Sunday night.

    2. Washington Redskins (5-6) — Robert Griffin III brought his one-man show to the Death Star on Thanksgiving and left the Cowboys in his wake. Truthfully, he's not a one-man show, but it sure seems that way sometimes. He's joined by fellow rookie Alfred Morris at running back, making quite the tandem in the backfield. The big test and showdown is Monday night when the Redskins host the Giants. A Redskins win there and things will be very interesting.

    3. Dallas Cowboys (5-6) — The Cowboys had a shot to be one game back of the Giants if they could have just beaten the Redskins on Turkey Day, but that didn't happen and now the Cowboys are once again reeling and even more banged up after losing Bruce Carter and Orlando Scandrick for the season while Miles Austin is banged up again. DeMarco Murray could possibly be back this week against the Eagles, but we shouldn't count on that.

    4. Philadelphia Eagles (3-8) — Wow. The unimaginable slide continues for the Eagles. That's seven straight games, and I'm sure you've heard the crazy fact that the Philadelphia Phillies have won a game more recently than the hapless Eagles. If you haven't, well, there you go. It's true.