Surprisingly, the lowly NFC West went undefeated on Sunday afternoon and two of their victims were in the NFC East. The Arizona Cardinals traveled to Philadelphia and upset the Eagles, 21-17, in a dramatic fourth quarter comeback. The Cardinals scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to come back, and took the lead with less than two minutes remaining when John Skelton found Early Doucet for a 5 yard touchdown. The self-proclaimed "dream team" is tied with Washington for last place in the NFC East, with their faint playoff hopes all but extinguished.
Eli Manning nearly led yet another thrilling fourth quarter comeback in San Francisco but the Giants came up short against the 49ers, falling 27-20. The 49ers improved to amazing 8-1 in Jim Harbaugh's first year at the helm. Eli threw for 300+ yards and two touchdowns, but also threw two costly interceptions, the second of which came in the 4th quarter and instantly led to the go-ahead touchdown for the Niners.
In their best showing of the season, Dallas was the only team in the NFC East to win on Sunday, rolling over the Bills in Arlington, 44-7. Rob Ryan's defense looked dominant against the overmatched Bills and Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns. At 5-4, Dallas is just one game behind the Giants for first place in the division. They travel to FedEx next week to face the Skins.
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