Thanks to the Lions thrashing the Giants on Monday Night Football last night, the Eagles sit atop the NFC East standings after Week 1.
Ugly losses from the Redskins and Cowboys preceded the Giants beatdown.
This is a bit rare in part because teams sometimes face a squad within their division in the season opener, but as mentioned last night, there is some precedent here with the year 2006 coming to mind.
In Week 2, the Eagles will already know what the rest of the division has done heading into their Monday Night showdown against the Colts. The Giants have a tough home matchup against the Cardinals. The Cowboys are on the road against the 1-0 Titans, and the Redskins host the Jaguars, who gave the Eagles all they could handle for three quarters.
The only other team alone at the top of its division is the Broncos.
I agree, Chip. First place does taste good.