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NFC East 2021: Eagles the Only Week 1 Winners

After one week there’s only one winning team in the East. The trounced the to get their first victory in 2021 and take sole possession of the division lead.

NFC East play started Thursday night with the Cowboys’ narrow loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though they didn’t get the win, Dallas’ near upset of the defending champions and ’s huge performance earned them league[wide respect as contenders in 2021.

The Eagles earned their own street cred today, cruising to a 32-6 victory in a huge season debut for QB . Validating the organization’s choice to dump , Hurts threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 62 yards.

Philly’s was stifling as it held Atlanta to just 260 total yards and two field goals. This was especially jarring as the Falcons had no turnovers, simply being unable to muster any real the entire day. It was an impressive road win for the Eagles on every level.

Thankfully, Sunday wasn’t such a fun day for the ’ other rivals.

Washington fell at home 20-16 to the . Worse than losing the game was seeing QB exit with a hip and not return. Fitzpatrick will have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury but it’s feared he could miss some time.

Despite losing Fitzpatrick early, the Football Team did manage to take a lead into the 4th Quarter with Tyler Heinicke at . But the inability to score kept things in range for Justin Herbert and allowed the Chargers to get the win late.

There wasn’t as much drama in New York yesterday. The Giants simply got outclassed by the in a 27-13 home loss.

’s anticipated return from last year’s ACL injury was woefully underwhelming; just 26 rushing yards on 10 carries and one catch for a single yard. New York had to abandon the run after falling behind 20-7 but Barkley ineffectiveness was part of how they got in the hole.

NFC East Standings

  1. Philadelphia Eagles 1-0
  2. 0-1
  3. 0-1
  4. Washington Football Team 0-1

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Jess Haynie

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  1. Dallas got their toughest opponent out of the way in week one. Also no better training ground or litmus test then playing the GOAT and the SB champs right off the bat. Brady is the best in history at exposing weaknesses in a defense and exploiting them. So now we have a much clearer picture as to what we need to work on.

    Lets hope that one of the rookie CBs develops quickly as A Brown is a big liability. And lets hope that Greg Z gets into form like immediately. Additionally the kick coverage in general needs to improve. We aren’t good enough to be losing the field position battle every week. Our schedule is relatively easy moving forward so we should be able to absorb the loss of Collins and Gallup.. With so many new faces on defense, I expect that area to improve as the season moves along.

    If we can win the turnover battle each week, minimize mental errors and McCarthy makes better decisions, based on what I saw week one I like our chances.

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