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NFC East Previews: Week 7

These are the NFC East previews for week 7 in the NFL

The NFC East has been in the midst of 1 of its worst years overall in recent history. Nothing makes that more evident by the 0-6 New York Giants only being 3 games out of 1st place. This week the division will be definitely in the spotlight with 3 games that should all be competitive, including 1 as an inter-divisional matchup and another one being on Monday Night Football. Even with the results thus far, the division still has a lot of talent, they can all put up big points on the scoreboard, and once you’re in the playoffs, everyone is 0-0.

 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

Of all the 1 o’clock and 4 o’clock games, this could be the most exciting one to watch. The 3-3 Cowboys fly into Philadelphia to play the 3-3 Eagles for the right to claim 1st place in the division and reign as the only current team in the NFC East that will be over .500. Both teams have high powered offenses and both have very suspect defenses so this “should” be the highest scoring game of the week. The Cowboys will be without starting RB DeMarco Murray, so QB Tony Romo may have to handle more of the pressure with a 5th round rookie, Joseph Randle, in the backfield. The Eagles are not without injuries, as Nick Foles will start his 2nd straight game for Michael Vick. No matter who wins this game, in the end we should all win, as it should definitely be fun to watch.

 Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins

The underachieving Redskins will host the Bears this week, who are coming off a win 10 days again against the New York Giants. The Washington defense should be tested with Bears star RB Matt Forte to go with star WR Brandon Marshall and emerging star, WR Ashlon Jeffery. However, the Bears will only be as successful as their starting QB Jay Cutler. Redskins starting QB Robert Griffin III stated this week that he needs to run more. He definitely gave a preview of that by running for 77 yards last week against the Cowboys. For Washington to win, they have to go back to the blueprint of last year. They were the #1 rushing team in the NFL and between RG3 getting adjusted and them going down early in games, they have gotten away from that. It sounds like they want to get back to basics this week.

Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants (Monday Night Game)

The Giants will be hosting the Vikings in Monday Night football this week. The biggest issue with the Giants this year has been themselves, mostly because of committed and an offensive line that has been injured and not steady when they WERE healthy. However, I do think they may be able to pull this one out, their line has been playing better, but mostly because the Vikings have been a mess on their own, which was spotlighted in their 35-10 beat down by the Carolina Panthers. They will be starting their 3rd different starter in 4 games as, newly signed, from a week ago, Josh Freeman, will start for Minnesota. Even in a weak year in the division, the Giants can ill-afford to go down 4 games in the division, so this is a must win for them.

Should be an interesting week overall for the entire NFC East. They will finally have a team over .500, the Redskins will try to get back to what they were doing last year, the Giants will try to finally get a notch in the win column, and it’s all headlined by an old school rivalry, Cowboys-Eagles, matchup. Enjoy the games.

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