The Insider: NFC East


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Cofield: Signing former NFC East rivals Hatcher, Jackson “a double-whammy”

Signing DeSean Jackson and Jason Hatcher gave Washington two Pro Bowl players. But Barry Cofield sees the acquisitions as victories for additional reasons.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, DeSean Jackson, free agency, Jason Hatcher, NFC East

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The Redskins have clinched last place in NFC East

Even if the Redskins win the final two and finish 5-11, they’d lose to the Giants on tiebreakers.

By Mark Maske  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFC East, standings, Week 16

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Andy Reid, Chiefs come to town with 3-0 record vs. NFC East

The Washington Redskins on Sunday welcome to town a familiar face in Andy Reid, and a Kansas City Chiefs team that has made a dramatic turnaround from 2-14 last season to 9-3 in Reid’s first season at the helm.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kansas City Chiefs, NFC East, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 14

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins officially eliminated from playoff contention

They have faced extremely long odds for a number of weeks now, but with their 24-17 loss to the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins officially saw their playoff aspirations come to an end.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins could be officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend

They’d be out of the wild-card chase with a loss to the Giants. They’d be officially eliminated in the NFC East with a loss to the Giants and a win by either the Cowboys or Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Week 13

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Who would you want, Dez Bryant or Victor Cruz?

Dez Bryant and Victor Cruz are very different, yet nearly equally effective wide receivers. If you had to choose, which one would you want on your team?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broncos-Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Dallas at New York, Dalls Cowboys, Dez Bryant, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL Week 12, Victor Cruz

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jim Haslett: ‘There’s a lot to learn’ from Redskins’ Week 1 loss to Eagles

The rematch comes Sunday in Philadelphia after the Eagles won on opening night at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Jim Haslett, NFC East, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1, Week 11

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013

How Nick Foles and Michael Vick attack defenses differently

The Eagles quarterback the Redskins faced in Week 1 tested Washington’s safeties physically. The player they’ll see in Week 11 will test them mentally.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, The Outsider, Week 11

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Is Eagles’ Nick Foles a better matchup for Redskins than Michael Vick?

Which Eagles quarterback is a better matchup for the Redskins?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins-Giants game Dec. 1 remains on Sunday night, at least for now

Game not flexed to Sunday afternoon at this point but final decision still pending. The deadline is next Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFC East, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Hall: NFC East struggles a surprise, but don’t matter if Redskins don’t improve

The division has no teams with winning records, but the opponents’ struggles don’t mean much if Washington can’t take advantage, DeAngelo Hall says.

By Mike Jones  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Who’s second-worst in the NFL?

The Jaguars are without a doubt the worst team in the NFL, but who is second-worst? The answer may not be so obvious.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC West, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, NFC East, Redskins vs. Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

The NFC East champion is unlikely to reach the Super Bowl. Should its teams mortgage the future for a chance to win a division title?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Redskins’ confidence not shaken, according to Cofield

‘I think we’re ready to get rolling,’ nose tackle says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, NFC East, Redskins' 1-3 start

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013

What’s wrong with the NFC East?

What’s behind the records of 2-3 or worse for all four division teams? How about bad defense?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Defense, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Redskins return to work with 'sense of urgency'

The Redskins returned to practice and began laying the foundation for the game plan for their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bye week, NFC East, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 6

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Season's first win puts Redskins in second-place tie in NFC East

No need to fret too much in this less-than-fearsome division.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 4

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

NFC East’s woes give Redskins hope

The Eagles’ loss Thursday night leaves the Cowboys as the division’s only team even at .500.

By Mark Maske  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/10/2013

In what scenario would the Redskins not win the NFC East?

An examination of NFC East odds and predictions finds them hedging bets on the reigning division champion Redskins.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

The Other 31: Eagles busy getting the pieces in place for Chip Kelly's first season

Will the former colllege coach's offense work in the NFL? Finding out the answer to that question is what Philadelphia's season will be all about.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, The Other 31

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The Other 31: Giants move on without former mainstays Umenyiora, Bradshaw

But Pierre-Paul and Tuck remain as top pass rushers, and Wilson and Brown are in place to share the ball-carrying duties.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFC East, The Other 31

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins-Eagles (and Cowboys, and Giants) -- Who ya got?

The Redskins' fortunes this week are also affected by the Cowboys and Giants. Opening Kick looks for picks in all three NFC East-involved games.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, division title, Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, playoff chase, Ravens, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Saints

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Which NFC East team is most likely to win the division?

With a Week 17 Redskins-Cowboys game potentially deciding it, which NFC East team will finish strongest and win the division?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, NFC East, NFC East first place, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Redskins gain share of first place with Giants

With their win over the Browns, and a loss by the New York Giants to the Atlanta Falcons, the Redskins gained a share of first place in the NFC East.

By Mike Jones  |  07:07 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, NFL playoffs, playoff chase, Playoffs, Redskins-Browns

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Redskins aim to redeem themselves from first Giants loss

The Washington Redskins on Monday get a second crack at the New York Giants, and enter the game with the belief that they should have been going for the sweep of the defending Super Bowl champs.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Giants, NFC East, Turnovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

How much better do you feel about the Redskins' playoff chances?

The Redskins' win, coupled with this weekend's results, make the playoffs -- even as a wild card -- a more realistic possibility.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, NFL playoffs, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Where do the Steelers rank on your dislike meter?

The Steelers and Redskins don't have much of an on-field rivalry, but their fans intermingle. So is there bad blood there or not?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fans, FedEx Field, NFC East, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, rivalries

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Mike Shanahan: Late NFC East start date could have benefits

Redskins play their first NFC East game Sunday, their latest start of division play since 1970.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFC East, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Redskins’ season predictions: Readers go off the beaten path

As the season opener approaches, it's time to make your final, and unique, predictions about the Redskins' season.

By Keith McMillan  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Opening kick, predictions, Redskins, Week 1

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012

The NFC East: Surprises, disappointments and where the Redskins fit in

OPENING KICK | With the Cowboys and Giants kicking off the NFL season tonight, it's time to take a look around the Redskins' division.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, opening game, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Week 1