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The Eagles are a Giants Loss Away from Sole Possession of First Place in the NFC East

Just the way we drew it up, eh?

The Eagles were not great yesterday afternoon, but they might as well have been the 1972 Dolphins when you stack them up against the rest of the division.

The Redskins could only muster six points against a Texans team that had not won since September 15, 2013. Tony Romo was back in style, tossing three interceptions in a 28-17 home loss to the 49ers that saw much of Jerry World booing.

I believe the Giants are slightly better than people think and don’t exactly trust the Lions, but Detroit has won its last three season openers while the Giants have dropped their last three.

The two teams go at it in Game 1 of the Monday Night doubleheader, which means the Eagles could be alone in first place before midnight.

There is some precedent with this as it relates to the Eagles. Back in 2006, they were 1-0 following Week 1 while the other three teams in the division were all 0-1. The birds went on to go 10-6 that year and take the division.

Noticing some potential parallels?

The Eagles were far from perfect in their victory over the Jaguars, but akin to what we anticipated, they might be the best team in a weak division by default.