NFC East Week 16

New York Giants

In another embarrassing performance the Giants got blanked last week at home against the Seahawks. To make matters worse, Eli threw 5 interceptions on the day to put his season total at an astonishing 25, 9 more than his number of touchdown passes. Things have just gone horribly wrong for the Gmen all season and hopefully (although no fan ever wants to admit this) we lose the last two games and acquire the highest possible draft pick. With Cruz suffering a concussion last in Sundays lost, he will likely be inactive for Week 16. No reason for him to risk further injury for a meaningless game. With this abysmal season drawing close to the end, Giants fans are really hoping to see this team show some heart in its final two games.

Heading into Detroit for week 16’s matchup, the Giants have a chance to play the spoiler role. With Detroit still very much alive in the playoff hunt this is clearly a must win for them. This will be an unusual position for the Giants to be in, normally at this point in the season the Giants are the ones trying to avoid being upset by a spoiler. Maybe this will motivate the Giants; all I know is that things cannot get much worse than they were last week.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles fell victim to their own lack of focus last week when they lost to an AP-less Vikings team. They most likely overlooked this matchup as they came in as the hottest team in the NFL. Lucky for them Dallas had an epic collapse to keep the Eagles a full game ahead in the NFC East division race.

So despite their embarrassing loss to the Vikings the Eagles are still in control of their own destiny. They have an interesting scenario coming up this weekend as they are slotted for the Sunday night matchup against the Bears. If Dallas wins their afternoon matchup, the Eagles game against the Bears is virtually meaningless for them. With a Dallas win, the stage is set for a winner take all matchup in Week 17.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins organization is still in flames. The only thing they have to look forward to as the season comes to an end is the chance to knock the Cowboys out of playoff contention. A Redskins win on Sunday will allow Philadelphia to lock up the division title in the Sunday night game. With Cousins now at the helm, he will be looking to put his full arsenal on display in hopes of getting signed to be a starter somewhere else next season. With the way Dallas has been playing, this game will likely be closer than expected.

Dallas Cowboys

It will be interesting to see how the Cowboys respond after what is probably the worst collapse in franchise history. After leading 26-3 the Cowboys imploded in the second half, losing to the Green Bay Packers. Questionable play calling and a porous secondary allowed the Packers to quickly turn this game around in the second half. After rushing the ball effectively in the first half, the Cowboys surprisingly went away from the run game and elected to let Romo throw the ball constantly. With several 3 and out series late in the fourth, the Packers capitalized on these opportunities. You have to wonder why Romo, who has a notorious reputation for throwing late game interceptions, would continue the throw the ball instead of running clock.

Still a full game behind the Eagles for first place in the NFC East, the Cowboys still manage to control their own destiny. If they win the last two weeks of the season, the Cowboys will take the NFC East title and head into the postseason. However, a Dallas loss this week and an Eagles win puts them two games behind and eliminates them entirely. With the way this team has looked the past several weeks, it would not surprise me if they fall to Washington on Sunday. Having said that, there is simply too much talent on this offense to not outscore Washington on Sunday. Expect this game to be a shootout as both defenses have been atrocious all season.


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