What a difference a week makes. NFL ticket holders who have tickets to any contest in the NFC East next week will have a ringside seat to a tight race that will undoubtedly come down to the last play of the last game and possible involve tiebreakers.
Right now the Washington Redskins are sitting in 1st place by virtue of those tiebreakers after their #2 amazing rookie quarterbacks managed to lead them to a 38-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns. OK, so it wasn’t an epic victory over a powerful opponent. But it was good enough to make the NFC East their division to lose.
Meanwhile the Cowboys did their part to upset the apple cart, prevailing in a 27-24 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While many are expecting the Cowboys to fold when crunch time comes they are doing their part to make this NFC East contest a winner.
Of course, none of this would be written if the New York Giants hadn’t done their part, which was to play really bad football and end up on the short side of a 34-0 loss to the #1 seed Atlanta Falcons. That’s right, the Giants and Eli Manning got shut out. The loss, couples with wins by Dallas and Washington, dropped the Giants to 3rd place in the NFC East.
Where does it go from here? We’ve got NFL tickets for the next two weeks so you can find out. In our minds the Washington Redskins offer the most interesting story in the division. A few weeks ago Mike Shanahan almost conceded the division. Now his team leads the NFC East and with another pair of wins can clinch the thing.Check out this scenario. The Redskins beat Philly next week. Meanwhile the Cowboys have to deal with a New Orleans Saints team that absolutely dominated the Buccaneers 41-0. If the Saints play like they did this week, the Cowboys will have trouble. This would all set up a season ending, NFC East deciding showdown in Washington the last week of the season. Doesn’t get much better than that.Eric Drouant