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Week 11: NFC East Previews

Week 11 of the 2013 NFL Season is beginning to shape up as one of the most exciting weekend of football in a very long time. One of this weekend’s most intriguing games will take place within the NFC East division. The Dallas Cowboys are on their bye week which means that there is a major opportunity for teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins to capitalize on this weekend’s respective game. The Giants are riding a three game winning streak heading into a critical matchup against the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers. The Eagles are at .500 at 5-5 facing the Washington Redskins at home in Philadelphia as the Redskins are facing a must win game coming off a crushing loss against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10.

Washington Redskins (3-6) vs Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)
The Redskins enter this game being in familiar territory this season similar to a year ago. Last season, the Redskins got off to a 3-6 start before they went on to win their final seven regular season games winning the NFC East division on the final day of the regular season. However, the Redskins have struggled mightily defensively and their lack of a pass rush has lead to their secondary to being exposed. The Redskins will need to figure out how to get to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles who has been redhot the past two weeks. The Eagles will look to take advantage of the Cowboys bye week by not only severely damaging the Redskins playoff chances with a win, but also take firm control of the NFC East lead.

Green Bay Packers (5-4) vs New York Giants (3-6)
The Packers last week struggled offensively without Aaron Rodgers and with Scott Tolzien getting the start this week against the surging New York Giants, Green Bay’s fortunes don’t get any easier. The Giants offensively got a big spark offensively with the return of running back Andre Brown and showed signs of his pre-injury 2012 form. The Giants defense are starting to rush the quarterback again with Jason Pierre-Paul getting healthier with the season progressing. The Packers need a critical win on the road this week to stay in the NFC North divisional race while the Giants look to stay hot and remain in contention in the NFC East divisional race.

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