NFC East Roundup: Week 9

Posted Nov 4, 2013

How is the NFC East shaping up after 9 weeks

Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
Week 9: Won vs. Minnesota, 27-23 

  • Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left.
  • Dallas tight end Jason Witten avoided a four-game streak with fewer than five catches by notching eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. It would have been his first such streak since 2008.
  • The Cowboys ran the ball just nine times for 36 yards.
  • Next: at New Orleans (Sun. night)

Philadelphia Eagles (4-5)

Week 9: Won at Oakland, 49-20

  • Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles tied an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards.
  • The 49 points for the Eagles were their most since beating Washington, 59-28, in 2010.
  • Foles started again in place of Michael Vick, who reinjured his hamstring in a loss to the Giants last week.
  • Next: at Green Bay

Washington Redskins (3-5)

Week 9: Won vs. San Diego, 30-24 (OT)

  • The Chargers kicked a short field goal to send the game into overtime before Washington won on fullback Darrel Young's 4-yard run on the opening drive of the extra period.
  • Washington's Santana Moss had his 700th career reception.
  • The Redskins' other two victories this season came against backup quarterbacks (Matt Flynn and Josh McCown).
  • Next: at Minnesota (Thurs. night)

New York Giants (2-6)

Week 9: Bye

  • In the last two weeks, the Giants held Minnesota and Philadelphia to 30 and 48 rushing yards, respectively. It’s the first time they held back-to-back opponents to less than 50 yards on the ground since Oct. 25 and Nov. 7, 2010, when Dallas ran for 41 yards and Seattle for 49 (with a bye in-between).
  • The victories over Minnesota and Philadelphia improved quarterback Eli Manning’s record as a starter in October to 29-7, an .806 winning percentage that is the NFL’s highest for quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era with at least 20 starts.
  • Next: vs. Oakland