New York Giants stay within the NFC East Division Race
Prepare your popcorn because the race for the NFC East title is imminent and the Giants are still very much alive.
The weakest division in football will send a title winner with a record under .500 for the first time in a non-strike shortened season, which doesn’t say much about the quality of the game in the division, but since someone has to win it, things are here.
The Washington Football team, which lost the Carolina Panthers, fell 6-9, but stayed in first place over the Dallas Cowboys, also at 6, after beating the Eagles, last year’s division winner who is now out of this year’s race : 9.
Washington holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over the cowboys.
If Washington wins against the last Eagles (4-10-1) this coming weekend, they will win the division for the first time since 2015 when they went 9-7. That would be quite an accomplishment for Washington considering their quarterback situation seems unresolved.
The Giants (5-10) can sneak past Washington and win the division if they can beat the Cowboys and if the Eagles beat Washington next weekend. Should that happen, it would be the Giants’ first league win since 2011, the year they won their last Super Bowl championship.
If the Cowboys win and Washington loses, Dallas will win the division for the first time since 2018.
The last time the same team won the NFC East in a row was in 2001-04 when the Eagles were the undisputed beast of the East and Andy Reid, currently the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, roamed the sidelines for the Eagles.