Week 5 NFL Schedule: Redskins Move To First Place As Giants Lose, Eagles Fall To 1-4
The Philadelphia Eagles are shockingly 1-4 after a 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Also, the New York Giants fell at home to the Seattle Seahawks, which means the Redskins are in sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
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The Washington Redskins were on a bye for Week 5 of the NFL season, but thanks to the help of some of their rivals, they moved into sole possession of first place in the latest NFC East standings. The New York Giants fell, 36-25, to the Seattle Seahawks at home, which caused them to fall from being in a first-place tie.
In addition, the Philadelphia Eagles fell to 1-4 with a 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills. That means the Eagles are two and a half games out of the NFC East lead coming into their game against the Redskins on October 16. Here are the latest NFC East standings:
The Eagles got down early as a result of turnovers. The Bills didn't dominate the Eagles offensively, but the Eagles shot themselves in the foot by committing five turnovers. Michael Vick had a bittersweet day (mostly bitter), passing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, while breaking the NFL career mark for rushing yards by a quarterback previously held by Randall Cunningham. But, Vick also threw four interceptions, including the decisive one that ended any hope of an Eagles comeback.
For the Giants, Eli Manning threw for over 400 yards, but was intercepted three times by the Seahawks defense, including one that was returned for a touchdown. The Giants struggled to run the ball effectively, as no player scored a touchdown on the ground or came anywhere close to 100 yards.
The slate of games for NFC East teams is light this week, as the Dallas Cowboys and hometown Washington Redskins are on their bye, but that doesn't make the two remaining games any less compelling. The struggling Eagles take on the upstart Bills, and the surging Giants welcome Pete Carroll and his Seattle Seahawks to the east coast. Where and when to watch:
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Buffalo Bills: The notion of a "dream team" in Philadelphia has become laughable with each passing week, as the Eagles have stumbled and bumbled to a 1-3 start to the season. Quarterback Michael Vick has been bloodied and bruised, and the team most recently choked away a 20 point third quarter lead in a 24-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Buffalo has started the season surprisingly strong behind a versatile and prolific offense, though some of the shine has come off the Bills wagon thanks to a lackluster 23-20 loss to the Bengals in Week 4. (1:00 P.M., FOX, Sam Rosen and Brian Billick) For more on the Eagles, visit Bleeding Green Nation. For Bills fans, be sure to follow Buffalo Rumblings.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants: After losing their season opener to the Washington Redskins, the Giants have won three straight games, with much-maligned quarterback Eli Manning leading the team back from fourth quarter deficits in the last two contests. Manning, who lead the NFL in interceptions last year, has thrown 90 straight passes without a pick. The Seahawks hope their trip east goes better than the last, time, when they lost 44-6 to Manning and the Giants. (1:00 P.M., FOX, Thom Brennaman and Troy Aikman) Seahawks faithful should head on over to Field Gulls, while Giants fans can find all their news and commentary Big Blue Review.