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    A Look Around The NFC East: Week 2

    The usually competitive East got off to a shaky start last week, with half the division winning their season opener and the other half falling short.

    Now entering week 2, the Eagles and Redskins have a chance to begin to distance themselves from the loser of the Cowboys/Giants game, and both of those 0-1 teams are looking to “save” their season. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but a home loss within the division to fall to 0-2 could be debilitating for the moving forward.

    Regardless, let's go around the division and see what each team has on tap for this Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The defending champs opened up their 2018 campaign just as we expected: with a home victory over the . Atlanta sort of gave that game away last Thursday night, but if the Eagles can stack -led wins on top of each other they'll put themselves in a great spot to win the East when returns.

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    The Eagles will be on the road this week for the first time, traveling to Tampa Bay to play the 1-0 Buccaneers. The Bucs pulled the upset of the weekend last week, defeating New Orleans 48-40. It's hard to imagine that “Fitzmagic” continuing against the vaunted Eagles , though.

    Philly is a three point road favorite against Tampa Bay this Sunday.

    Washington Redskins

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    My “sleeper” team in the NFC East, and pick to finish second in the division, looked rather impressive in their week one drubbing of the . Of course, Arizona isn't a very good team, and will probably be picking top 5 in the draft next April. Still, it was a good showing for the Redskins to open the season.

    Washington got going on the ground for nearly 100 yards and a touchdown, and Chris Thompson helped keep them on schedule offensively as well. Washington hasn't been talked about much this , but is sitting at 1-0 with a game against the 0-1 Colts on the horizon.

    Washington is a 6 point favorite against Indianapolis this Sunday, and has a good chance of starting 2-0 on the year.

    New York Giants

    Though we are just one week into the 2018 regular season, an important matchup is brewing within the NFC East. After falling to 0-1 with a home loss in their season opener, the Giants will travel to Texas to face the Cowboys on this week.

    With both teams sitting at 0-1, neither can afford to put themselves into a nearly-insurmountable hole with a second straight loss. Since the merger 90% of teams who fall to 0-2 fail to make the , and it would be back-to-back seasons of missing out for both the Cowboys and Giants.

    New York is a three point road underdog on Sunday, and it seems like most of the football world is leaning towards them and their weapons coming away with the victory.

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    Either way, this game will have massive implications on the .

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    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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