On Monday, the New York Giants frustration seemed to be boiling over after a humiliating loss to the Carolina Panthers. According to CBSsportsline.com, Eli Manning is not mad at Hakeem Nicks for making a statement, “I can’t throw the ball to myself.” Nicks didn’t record a catch in the loss, and the Giants looked lost overall. However, they aren’t the only NFC East team struggling. See the NFL power rankings on CBS Sports.
The NFC East as a whole has not been formidable thus far. The Dallas Cowboys are the only team with a winning record. In fact, their only loss was to an undefeated Kansas City Chiefs team. At this point, it looks like it’s the Cowboys division to lose.
The problem with the division is the lack of competitive fight in numerous games in the first month. While, Philadelphia has been playing with tenacity, the Redskins have been laughable on both sides of the ball. In similar fashion to the G-men, Washington could be out of it before October starts.
Here are your week 3 NFC East rankings. Week four looms large with four road games against the AFC West.
1. Dallas Cowboys: It’s always dangerous territory when talking about the Dallas Cowboys as the best team. They always find some way to blow it down the stretch. Yet, this year, the division is for the taking. At (2-1), they have displayed the most team talent and team cohesiveness on the field. One day the defense is recording six turnovers, and another day they are recording six sacks. Let’s see if they can keep it up. Next game at San Diego.
2. Philadelphia Eagles: It’s almost like the Eagles are here by default. They’ve showed a lot of promise on offense, but the huge turnover games reared its ugly head last Thursday. The Eagles already lost two games to AFC West opponents and they have to play another one this week. Can the defense rise up to the occasion? Next game at Denver.
3. Washington Redskins: The turmoil inside of the Redskins’ camp is not good. While their first two games were highlighted by horrendous first halves, Washington played their most complete game on Sunday. Still, the nation’s capitol is waiting for RGIII to return to form. Next game at Oak.
4. New York Giants: The Giants have too many offensive weapons to be shutout in today’s NFL. Eli Manning couldn’t stay upright against Carolina and their offensive line was under siege all game. They have to find something positive to earn a win soon. Next game at Kansas City.