Week 5 Standings
Week 5 Results
Dallas 20, Houston 17 (OT)
Giants 30, Atlanta 20
Philadelphia 34, St. Louis 28
Seattle 27, Washington 17
Week 6 Schedule
Dallas at Seattle, 4:25pm
Washington at Arizona, 4:25pm
Giants at Philadelphia, 8:30pm
NFC East Leaders
Passing Yards: Nick Foles, PHI 1380
Passing TDs: Eli Manning, NYG 11
Rushing Yards: DeMarco Murray, DAL 670
Rushing TDs: DeMarco Murray, DAL 5
Receptions: Dez Bryant, DAL 32
Receiving Yards: Jeremy Maclin, PHI 429
Receiving TDs: Terrance Williams, DAL 5
Scoring: Cody Parkey, PHI 48
Tackles: Jacquian Williams, NYG 39
INTs: Malcolm Jenkins, PHI 3
Sacks: Ryan Kerrigan, WAS 6
Philadelphia (4-1): League ranks: Off: 14th; Def: 28th
The Eagles have sputtered on offense the past few weeks and have been relying on their record-setting special teams to score points. On Sunday, Philly scored two return touchdowns in their 34-28 win against St. Louis and now have seven total return touchdowns in 2014, the most of any NFL team in the first five games of a season since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. As a result, the Eagles are second in the NFL in points per game at 31.2. Their only loss has come at the hands of the 49ers in San Francisco, a game they led early and nearly won with a late rally. They host the Giants this Sunday night.
Dallas: (4-1): League ranks: Off: 5th; Def: 21st
After losing the season opener to San Francisco at home, the Cowboys have won four in a row. That streak may end this week when they travel to Seattle to play the defending SB champs. But you can't take away the fact that they have changed the public's perception of their prospects this season. Their defense has stood up when they've need it to and they still have a load of talent on offense. QB Tony Romo is completing 69.2% of his passes and WR Dez Bryant is among the league's top wideouts. RB DeMarco Murray became the third player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team’s first five games to start a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown (six games in 1958) and O.J. Simpson (five games in 1973 and 1975).
Giants (3-2): League ranks: Off: 18th Def: 18th
After dropping their first two games in miserable fashion, the Giants have been clicking on all cylinders the past three weeks, winning all three games decisively. The offense has been going great guns, but now will be challenged the next few weeks with RB Rashad Jennings (MCL sprain) out. The passing game is getting stronger, however. The addition of top pick Odell Beckham, Jr. has opened things up for the Giants' already prolific offense. Next up: a trip to Philly to face the 28th ranked passing defense of the Eagles.
Washington (1-4): League ranks: Off: 7th Def: 10th
The stats indicate the Skins should be better, but they got healthy at the expense of two paltry defenses in Philadelphia and Jacksonville (their only win). In general they've been sloppy (-5 turnover ratio) and not overly opportunistic. They are already 0-2 in the division and at this rate need some radical change if they are to make a run. This week, they head to Arizona who are down to their third string QB, so perhaps the Skins can steal a win out west.