The Redskins may not have won back-to-back NFC titles, but few scenarios shape up better than Sunday’s tilt against the Giants. Their opponent, locked into the No. 5 seed in the NFC bracket has nothing to play for.
Only one team, the New York Giants, can stop the Dallas Cowboys from capturing the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The chances are slim – it would take a 2-0 finish combined with two straight Cowboys losses – but the Giants (10-4) are finishing strong, riding a wave of momentum behind their stingy defense and exceptional play from wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Week 9 of the regular season marks the NFL’s halfway point. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants will be playing the eighth game of their respective 16-game schedules this Sunday with both teams already having their bye.
Heading into this season not much was expected within a rebuilding NFC East. You had the Eagles trade away their starting quarterback, choose to go with rookie Carson Wentz and adjusting to a first-year coach.