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NFC East Preview: Week 3

   Week 3 of the NFL season is already here and there is no division that has been as bad in the first two weeks of the season than the NFC East. Entering Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles had identical records at 1-1 while the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are 0-2. This week, the Giants and Redskins will seek to get their first win of the 2013 season while the Cowboys and Eagles will attempt to bring their records above .500.

 New York Giants (0-2) vs Carolina Panthers (0-2)     

                 The Giants and Panthers enter Sunday’s game with identical records and both are certainly in must-win situations. The Giants have been turnover prone in their first two games versus both the Cowboys and Broncos resulting in losses. The Panthers enter this game rushing the ball for 129.5 yards a game and for a team like the Giants who that struggled, not only getting to the quarterback, but also defensively against the run. This will be problematic for the Giants who will certainly look to avoid a 0-3 start.

St. Louis Rams (1-1) vs Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

               The Cowboys are coming off a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in which they did not have much momentum at all. The Cowboys so far, in the early going of 2013, have had success running the football with a healthy DeMarco Murray. They have rushed the ball 262.5 yards per game. The Rams however, are an improved passing team with Sam Bradford getting off to the solid start he has gotten off to. The Cowboys will most likely put pressure on Bradford, especially if the Rams are going to throw the ball downfield.

Detroit Lions (1-1) vs Washington Redskins (0-2)

       The Redskins certainly do not want to fall to 0-3, and there will be a considerable amount of pressure on the team to win on Sunday against the Lions. Offensively, both the Lions and Redskins have shown no problems passing the ball down field and running the ball effectively. However, all eyes will be on Robert Griffin III as he hopes to break out of his early season slump and perform much better than what did against the Eagles and Packers, if his surgically repaired knee isn’t an issue

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