NFC East Recap Week 3
NFC East Recap Week 3
Lions 27, Eagles 24
The Eagles fell to 1-2 as their failure to hold on to the ball was the biggest contributing factor to their second straight loss. Seven drops and three fumbles were too much to overcome despite two second half touchdowns from Carson Wentz to Nelson Agholor. They also continued to let opposing wide receivers feast, as Marvin Jones caught six balls for 101 yards and a touchdown. Other than Jones’ performance, the defense played well enough to win, yet the offense went four and out in the two opportunities they were given late in the game. Up next is a very tough test as they travel to Green Bay on Thursday night to face the undefeated Packers.
Cowboys 31, Dolphins 6
Despite only holding a four point halftime lead, the Cowboys turned it on in the second half as they had two 100-yard rushers, Ezekiel Elliott with 125, and Tony Pollard with 103. The dominant rushing performance complemented another effective game from Dak Prescott as he went 19 for 32 for 246 yards and two touchdowns to Amari Cooper. The defense did its job, holding the hapless Miami offense out of the end zone. At 3-0, they finally get somewhat of a true test next week as they take on the Saints on Sunday night.
Giants 32, Buccaneers 31
The Daniel Jones Era is officially underway, and it could not have started much better. Jones accounted for all four Giants touchdowns, including running for the game winner on 4th-and-5 with 1:16 remaining. Saquon Barkley was injured in the game, he’ll miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain. Jones carried the offense from that point, finding Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram on his touchdown passes. Tampa drove down the field after the Giants took the 32-31 lead and seemed poised to win with a last second field goal, but Matt Gay’s attempt from 34 yards went wide right, giving the Giants their first win of the season and Jones his first career win. They host the Redskins next week.
Bears 31, Redskins 15
Five Case Keenum turnovers led to 21 Bears points, as the Skins lost on Monday Night Football to fall to 0-3. As the losses begin to pile up, two questions arise. When will Dwayne Haskins be handed the keys, and will Jay Gruden be fired? The quarterback change looked like it may happen at halftime of this game, as Washington fell behind 28-3, but Gruden stuck with Keenum. They made it interesting closing it to within two possessions early in the fourth quarter, but a late Keenum fumble derailed any chance of a comeback. One bright spot was rookie Terry McLaurin, who became the first player in NFL history to catch five passes and a touchdown in each of his first three career games. The Redskins travel to New York next week to take on the division rival Giants.