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The Eagles hosted the Giants in a Thursday Night Football game last night that was so bad it had people flipping over to the presidential debate.
I mean yikes, right?
These two teams entered the game with one win each and were just a game back in the NFC East – in a WEEK 7 GAME.
And, well, this one lived up to the bad hype leading up to it.
Sure, Philly won with a Carson Wentz TD pass in the final minute and with the win the Eagles moved to 2-4-1 and are now slightly ahead of the 2-4 Cowboys.
But this entire game was more proof that the NFC East is just embarrassingly bad this year and that the four teams that make up the division should do the right thing and just give up this season. They can play the rest of the season and have some fun and let some players get some reps but they should give up their playoff spot to a team that actually deserves it, because these four teams deserve to be like us and watch the playoffs from their couches.
Would that ever happen? No, of course not. These are professional athletes playing a professional sport and the “winner” of this division will go to the playoffs and be a quick exit. But they won’t likely deserve a spot in the playoffs, even if seven teams will make it in each conference this year.
One play from Thursday night perfectly summed up the NFC East. Giants QB Daniel Jones broke off an 80-yard run and had a clear path to the end zone when he suddenly tripped over his own feet and fell short of the TD.
The Giants then had a chance to ice the game late but tight end Evan Engram somehow dropped an easy pass that would have locked things up.
The Eagles’ game-winning drive was ugly, too. First the Giants were called for defensive holding on a third down play that gave the Eagles first and goal from the 3 yard line. Then on the next play Eagles OL Jason Kelce ripped off a Giants defensive lineman’s helmet and was called for a 15-yard penalty.
Yes, Wentz then fired a nice TD pass to win the game but this whole night was bad – the Eagles needed to rally late to beat the 1-5 Giants!
The Eagles are banged up and will be at best mediocre the rest of the way.
The Cowboys have a lot of issues and won’t be good the rest of the way.
The Giants are not going to be good at all.
And Washington is just as bad.
The NFC East is dreadful this year and it’s going to cost a better team a shot at the playoffs, which isn’t great.
Classic NFC East.
Quick hits: Brady on his snub of Foles… NFL Week 7 picks against the spread… 3 thins to know about Big Ten football’s return… And more.
– Tom Brady finally talked about why he didn’t shake Nick Foles’ hand after the Bucs’ loss in Chicago a few weeks ago.
– Steven Ruiz and Charles Curtis are back with their NFL Week 7 picks against the spread.
– Big Ten football returns this weekend and Michelle Martinelli has three things to watch.
– It looked like Adam Schefter added Antonio Brown to his fantasy team before breaking some news on the WR.
– Joe Buck said Troy Aikman was just being sarcastic during that hot-mic moment about flyovers.