The Eagles looked to extend their five-game win streak to six on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. With the Vikings starting Matt Cassel and third string running back Matt Asiata, they had no problem against the Eagles defense which reverted back to it's old ways. Cassel started the game completing his first nine passes. On the day he was 26-for-35 (74.2%) for 382 yards, two big touchdowns, and one interception en route to a 48-30 victory. More here.
The Flyers took on new division rival Washington yesterday and came out with an offensive outburst. After falling behind 1-0, they scored four unanswered goals to hold a 4-1 lead with less than nine minutes to go in the game. Unfortunately, the Capitals would score three goals to force overtime and a shootout. The Flyers would go down in the shootout for a very upsetting loss. More here.
Around the NFC East:
In the late afternoon game, the Cowboys had a chance to pull into a tie for the NFC East lead again. They jumped out to a 26-3 halftime lead over the Packers but it was far from over. Green Bay got touchdowns on their first five drives of the second half to take a 37-36 lead with 1:31 remaining. The defense would pick off Tony Romo with less than a minute remaining to ice the game. The last two Cowboys drives ended with Romo interceptions. More here.
Kirk Cousins got the start yesterday for the Redskins against the Atlanta Falcons and put up a good effort. Cousins threw for 381 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Trailing by seven with 18 seconds remaining, Cousins found Santana Moss on a three-yard touchdown to make it 27-26. Washington went for two and failed to convert and fell to 3-11 on the season. More here.
The Giants welcomed the NFC-best Seahawks to the Meadowlands but the team underwhelmed in a major way. Eli Manning threw for 156 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions to tie his career-high for most interceptions in a season with 25. His 25 interceptions lead the NFL. Seattle would cruise to a 23-0 victory making it the second time this season the Giants have been shutout. It is the first time they've been shutout at home in the regular season since September 4th, 1995. More here.