NFC East Standings: Playoff Outlook After Eagles’ Win Over Redskins

The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have an easy task holding off the Washington Redskins in a crucial Week 13 matchup but managed to get the job done in the end. The Monday Night Football game had major playoff implications, as the Redskins entered at 6-5, one game behind the Dallas Cowboys. Just behind them sat the Eagles at 5-6, desperately in need of a win to keep pace in the division.

While the Eagles picked up a 28-13 win to move into a second-place tie with Washington, it now makes things interesting moving forward. Although the Cowboys still hold a lead on the division, they still have plenty of work to do in order to take the division crown. Let’s take a look at the current standings as well as the key games and playoff outlooks of each team.

Current NFC East Standings

  • Dallas Cowboys: 7-5
  • Philadelphia Eagles: 6-6
  • Washington Redskins: 6-6
  • New York Giants: 4-8

After defeating the Eagles back in Week 10 on the road, the Cowboys hold the edge currently on Philadelphia, but that may have a chance to shift. Philly also isn’t done with the Redskins either, as the two have a key game down the stretch.

Key NFC East Games Down Stretch

  • Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Week 14
  • Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Week 17
  • New York Giants face Cowboys (Week 17) and Redskins (Week 14)

With Week 13 now in the books, there are four games remaining and next up for the Cowboys and Eagles is a huge Week 14 game. The two teams meet in Dallas for a matchup which could potentially decide the division when all is said and done. There’s still plenty of football left to be played, but this game should be circled on the calendar of fans for both teams.

While the Giants are longshots to find their way back into the mix for the division, they may find themselves playing spoiler moving forward. With games against both the Redskins and Cowboys ahead, Odell Beckham Jr. and company can throw a wrench in things. Based on the current sitting of each team, the edge to win the NFC East may favor Dallas, as they have somewhat of an easier schedule than the Eagles.

And of course, the Redskins are dealing with a major situation at the quarterback position, and that question looms large at this moment.

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Source: Heavy Sports