By:Dan Benton |
4 hrs in the past
What a distinction two months would make, am I right? At the conclude of 7 days two, the New York Giants were -two, struggling with a adjust at quarterback and several — such as myself — chalked it up to a different dropped year.
Two months later on, the Giants are again to .500 immediately after a defensively dominant acquire in excess of the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday and obtain themselves correct back again in the thick of the NFC East race.
Here’s how the division stacks up immediately after four weeks:
The Cowboys cleaned up on quite winnable games over the first 3 weeks of the season, which bundled the Giants at their small stage on the calendar year (to day). However, coming up versus a significantly improved expertise on Sunday night time, there was very little for Dak Prescott & Co. to do. Even devoid of Drew Brees below centre, the New Orleans Saints have been able to get down the Cowboys, 12-10, for the initially time this period.
Inconsistency is what has outlined the Eagles consequently considerably in 2019. Some could want to get in touch with them reputable NFC contenders, but they hardly escaped Week 1 with a get about Washington, dropped two straight to the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions, and then built it out of Environmentally friendly Bay with a 34-27 victory on Thursday night time by the pores and skin of their teeth (thanks to the Packers’ coaching staff members for blowing that a person).
Immediately after dropping two unsightly video games to open the season, the existence of Daniel Jones has appeared to spark this Giants crew. And though he was not nearly as extraordinary in Week four as he was 7 days three, the players all around Jones stepped up their sport — specially on the defensive facet of the ball. It remains a long-shot for the Giants to in fact contend for a playoff place, but if they upset the Minnesota Vikings in 7 days 5, a incredibly unique dialogue is going to begin to acquire position.
It could be time to blow factors up in Washington. Soon after coughing up a Week one victory above the Eagles, the Redskins have spiraled out of manage, dropping to -four next an unattractive loss to the Giants in 7 days 4. By now -three in the division, it would look as if Washington’s year is more than, so they might as very well allow Dwayne Haskins start from listed here on out and fire Jay Gruden.