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NFC East Roundup: Week 9 in the books

Giants.com takes a look at the latest news and happenings around the NFC East

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

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

Philadelphia Eagles (6-2, 2-0 NFC East)

Week 9: W, 31-21 at Houston *Streak:Won 1 Next: vs. Carolina (Mon. night)*

  • Mark Sanchez replaced starting quarterback Nick Foles, who injured his left shoulder late in the first quarter. Head coach Chip Kelly said the day after the game that Foles has a "crack" in his clavicle and is expected to miss time.
  • In relief, Sanchez was 15 of 22 for 202 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.
  • The Eagles placed middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's victory. Meanwhile, safety Nate Allen sat out with a hamstring injury. Running back Darren Sproles (knee) returned for his first game since Week 6 against the Giants.

Dallas Cowboys (6-3, 1-1 NFC East)

Week 9: L, 28-17 vs. Arizona *Streak:Lost 2 Next: at Jacksonville (London)*

Quarterback Tony Romo sat out with a back injury and was replaced by Brandon Weeden, who was 18 of 33 for 183 yards, a touchdown and a pair of interceptions.

  • After participating in a walk-through, Romo told reporters on Tuesday in London that he is improving and hopes to be ready for Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium, according to DallasCowboys.com. "We're just taking it day by day," Romo said, according to the official team site. "Obviously, if you couldn't walk through, you'll probably struggle getting ready for practice. It continues to get a little better incrementally each day. You just reassess it every day."
  • NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray's record streak of eight straight 100-yard games to start the season came to an end against a Cardinals defense that hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 18 games.

New York Giants (3-5, 1-2 NFC East)

Week 9: L, 40-24 vs. Indianapolis (Mon. night) *Streak:Lost 3 Next: at Seattle*

During a special halftime ceremony on Monday night, Michael Strahan received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring as he was joined by fellow Giants Hall of Famers Frank Gifford, Harry Carson and Lawrence Taylor in addition to 35 former teammates. * The Giants' already-depleted cornerbacks corps suffered a significant loss when Prince Amukamara tore his biceps in the second quarter, an injury that is expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season. Rookie left guard Weston Richburg also had to leave the game with an ankle injury, writes Giants.com's Michael Eisen. * The Colts' 40 points were the most scored by a Giants opponent since Denver's total in a 41-23 victory in MetLife on Sept. 15, 2013.

Washington Redskins (3-6, 1-2 NFC East)

Week 9: L, 29-26 at Minnesota *Streak:Lost 1 Next: BYE*

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After missing seven weeks due to a dislocated ankle, quarterback Robert Griffin III made his return, completing 18 of 28 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown with one interception.

  • The Washington Redskins players, coaches and team personnel arrived safely for their game in Minnesota after their buses collided on the way to TCF Bank Stadium, according to Redskins.com. No players, coaches, or staff members were seriously hurt in the accident, which occurred near the stadium.
  • Griffin was sacked five times Sunday (one shy of a career high), three of which came on consecutive plays in the third quarter.
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