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NFC East Roundup: Week 9 in the books


* takes a look around the division following Week 9 of the 2016 season: *


Week 9: W, 35-10 at Browns  
Next: at Steelers

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• Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes (77.8 percent) for 247 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 141.8 passer rating in the Cowboys' 35-10 win at Cleveland. Prescott, who has a 104.2 passer rating this season, is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to have six starts with a 100+ passer rating in his team's first eight games of a season. Prescott has guided Dallas to a 7-1 start and is the first rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl era to start and win seven of his team's first eight games of a season.

• Dallas rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' win at Cleveland. Elliott, who has rushed for 891 yards and seven touchdowns this season, is the third running back in NFL history to rush for at least 875 yards and seven touchdowns in a player's first eight career games. Elliott joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson and Adrian Peterson as the only players to accomplish the feat.

• The Cowboys are now ranked 10th in the NFL in team defense allowing just 332.9 yards per game. They're only one of two teams in the NFL to allow no more than 23 points in a game so far this season.


Week 9: W, 28-23 vs Eagles
Next: vs Bengals

• The Giants broke a four-game losing streak to the Eagles, and improved to 2-5 in MetLife Stadium vs. Philadelphia.

• Landon Collins recorded his third interception in two games when he picked off a Carson Wentz pass intended for Nelson Agholor on the second play of the game.

• Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes in the Giants' 28-23 win over Philadelphia. Beckham is the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 30 touchdown catches in his first 35 career games. Beckham joins Pro Football Hall of Famers Lance Alworth and Bob Hayes and Cloyce Box, Bill Groman and Harlon Hill as the only players to accomplish the feat.

• Quarterback Eli Manning was 22 of 33 for four touchdown passes and two interceptions. Manning's 257 yards increased his career total to 46,428. That moved him past Vinny Testaverde (46,233) and into ninth place on the NFL's career list.

• Wide receiver Victor Cruz (ankle) and left guard Justin Pugh (knee) suffered injuries in the second quarter and did not return


Week 9: L, 28-23 at Giants
Next: vs Falcons

• Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was 27 of 47 for 364 yards with two interceptions.
• For the second-straight week, linebacker Jordan Hicks came up with an interception. This one came with 1:55 left in the game, but the Eagles offense was stopped short of the end zone, giving the Giants the ball and the victory.

• Running backs Ryan Matthews and Kenjon Barber had an 8-yard and 3-yard touchdowns respectively.


Week 9: Bye
Next: vs Vikings

• The Redskins added 24-year-old tackle Blaise Clausell to replace Trent Williams who was placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list last week.

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