MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins handed the Redskins their fifth straight loss on Sunday, and as a result, they are now tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for last place in the NFC East.
If I had told you before the regular season began that after Week 10 the Washington Redskins would be tied with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East race, you would have taken that as a pretty good sign about how the season was going, right? Well, that's the case but that doesn't make it good news.
After falling to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, their fifth straight loss, the Washington Redskins fell to just 3-6 on the season. They sit in last place in the NFC East.
The aforementioned Philadelphia Eagles also lost on Sunday to the equally unimpressive Arizona Cardinals. They are also 3-6 this year, a far cry from their expectations before the Season and their "dream team" moniker. Who would have thought that would come back to haunt them?
The New York Giants who, despite losing to the San Fransisco 49ers on Sunday, lead the NFC East with a 6-3 record. Before the weekend they had a chance to become the run away division winner, but after a loss their lead is just one game over the. . .
Dallas Cowboys. They beat up on the Buffalo bills in impressive fashion, and behind the emergence of DeMarco Murray seem to have found the kind of balance that is enabling their offense to take off. They are 5-4 and within immediate striking distance of the Giants.
The NFC East was lauded as one of the toughest Division in football before the season began, and the fact that there is no clear front-runner might be an indication of that.