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Power Rankings: NFC East



    Power Rankings: NFC East
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: Mark Sanchez #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles is sacked by Tyrone Crawford #98 of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/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 (5-5) — The Giants, depending on who you ask, were screwed out of a win — a huge win — over the unbeaten Patriots on Sunday because of a call similar to the "Dez no-catch" last year on what appeared to be a touchdown catch from Odell Beckham. They're playing good football right now, but their remaining schedule is pretty darn tough. Next up: BYE

    2. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) — The Eagles were up big on the Dolphins at home last week before falling apart down the stretch and blowing the game with a chance to take over first place in the division. In the meantime, they lost their starting quarterback Sam Bradford for a few weeks. That means Mark Sanchez, which doesn't sound inspiring, but he performed well as a backup for the Eagles before. Next up: Sunday, noon, vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    3. Washington Redskins (4-5) — A win last week meant the Redskins were the only NFC East team to win last week, and in doing so they pulled to within just a half-game out of the division lead, telling you just how bad this division really is. The Redskins aren't good, but they're in the middle of the division hunt. Next up: Sunday, noon, at Carolina Panthers.

    4. Dallas Cowboys (2-7) — A look at the standings tells you all you need to know. At the far right end of the standings, the term L7 appears. That's seven straight losses after starting 2-0, a skid that directly coincides with Tony Romo's broken collarbone. Now, Romo is back for this week's game and will try to save the season by himself. It's not likely, but if he does, he deserves every bit of adulation in the world. Next up: Sunday, noon, at Miami Dolphins.