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NFC East Roundup: Week 10 in the books


They say keep your friends close, but your division rivals closer.

With that in mind, each week takes a look at the latest news and happenings around the NFC East.


Week 10: L, 27-26 vs. New England
Streak: Loss 1
Next: Bye; Week 12 at Washington

•  After playing in 73 percent of the defensive snaps last week, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul saw an increased workload in his second game back. Pierre-Paul played 63 of the 73 defensive snaps, or 86 percent.

•  Eli Manning was 5-of-14 on passes thrown 15+ yards downfield Sunday, which doubles his previous high for attempts on such passes this season. Manning's first attempt 15+ yards downfield Sunday was his 87-yard score to Odell Beckham Jr.

•  The 87-yard touchdown was the longest of Beckham's career. His previous career long was an 80-yarder against St. Louis in Week 16 of last season.

•  The Giants defense sacked Tom Brady three times (Jasper Brinkley, Craig Dahl and Robert Ayers). The defense had just nine sacks through the first nine games of the season.

•  Giants center Weston Richburg left the game in the third quarter with an ankle sprain and did not return. He was replaced by Dallas Reynolds.


Week 10: W, 47-14 vs. New Orleans
Streak: Won 1
Next: at Carolina

•  Kirk Cousins is the first Redskins quarterback ever to complete 80 percent of his passes and throw for 300 yards with 4 TDs and 0 INTs. He is the 13th different QB in NFL history to do it. Cousins was 5-of-7 for 109 yards and 3 touchdowns on play action. Cousins had 2 play-action touchdowns in his first 8 games combined this season.

•  Cousins is first Redskins QB with at least 300 yards passing and a rating above 150 since Sammy Baugh in 1948.

•  Cousins' play-action screen to Matt Jones for 78 yards was the longest touchdown catch by a Redskins running back since Larry Brown scored from 89 in 1972.

Photos from Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots


Week 10: L, 20-19 vs. Miami
Streak: Loss 1
Next: vs. Tampa Bay

•  After a Ryan Mathews' touchdown run put the Eagles up 16-3 with 4:43 to play in the first quarter, the Eagles only scored three points the rest of the way, losing at home to Miami, 20-19. Entering Sunday, the Eagles had 10 points total in the first quarter, fewest in the NFL.

•  Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford injured his left shoulder and sustained a concussion on a hard hit by Chris McCain in the third quarter and didn't return, though X-rays were negative. He was replaced by Mark Sanchez, who finished 14 of 23 for 156 yards.

•  Tight end Brent Celek caught four passes for 134 yards. He had 71 receiving yards all season entering the game.


Week 10: L, 10-6 at Tampa Bay
Streak: Loss 7
Next: at Miami

•  The Cowboys lost their seventh-straight game playing without Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo, who remains on the reserve/designated to return list with a broken collarbone. Romo is eligible to return and play next week against the Miami Dolphins. Matt Cassel, starting in his fourth game as quarterback since replacing initial backup Brandon Weeden, struggled mightily on Sunday. The 11-year pro threw for just 186 yards and an interception.

•  The Cowboys played without LB Sean Lee (concussion) and lost CB Morris Claiborne with a hamstring injury in the first half.

•  The Bucs limited Dallas to 42 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Darren McFadden gained 32 yards on 17 carries.

•  Dan Bailey connected from 42 yards and 53 yards in the first half to give the Cowboys their only points of the day. His final effort of the day was a 48-yard miss that carried wide right. The miss killed a streak of 21-straight regular season makes for Bailey.

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