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Do you like football in the snow?
For a while, no one could score. Then, no one could make a tackle. And the game we're describing -- the Baltimore Ravens' bizarre 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings -- wasn't even the snowiest game of a flurry-filled Sunday. Those conditions hit Philadelphia, where the Eagles and Detroit Lions barely could see the ball for stretches -- and rarely kicked an extra point -- during the home team's eventual 34-20 win. Are you a fan of these conditions? Do you want them to hit Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium?
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Which team will win NFC East?
Neither team had it easy, but both got the job done. On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys erased an early two-touchdown hole against the Oakland Raiders to (temporarily) take the outright lead in the NFC East. Three days later, the Philadelphia Eagles held off a late charge by the Arizona Cardinals to win 24-21 and resume their tie atop the division. New York and Washington are still mathematically alive, but it appears the Eagles or Cowboys will take the crown. Which will it be?
One thought to belong to the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, respectively, the NFC East and NFC North are pretty tight right now. The Philadelphia Eagles took the outright lead in the former, albeit by just a half-game as the 5-5 Cowboys remained idle. Right behind Dallas are the New York Giants, who won their fourth straight after that 0-6 start.
Among the Great Lakes teams, the first-place Detroit Lions lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers, dropping them into a tie with the Chicago Bears (victorious over the Baltimore Ravens). Those Packers, meanwhile, dropped their third in a row, continuing to struggle in the absence of Aaron Rodgers. What does the future hold for these divisions?
NFC East champ?
Will Nick Foles and the Eagles close the deal? Or do their rivals have something left?
NFC North champ?
Despite the best efforts of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Detroit still could be upended.
Out of the East?
From barely reaching the playoffs to going all the way -- could Eli Manning and the Giants do it again?
Out of the North?
If Aaron Rodgers can come back healthy, and if the Packers somehow get into the playoffs, would that make them a sleeper?AP Photo, USA Today Sports Images
NFL Week 11: Redskins at Eagles
It might not be the best division, but the NFC East is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested. This becomes even more true if the Philadelphia Eagles -- they of a 5-5 record, a first-place tie and a stellar recent showing from quarterback Nick Foles -- can't snap their 10-game home losing streak Sunday. If not, that means Washington would be one step closer to repeating its 3-6-to-the-playoffs feat of 2012.
The New York Giants started the season 0-6, and they're still in the race. Such is life in the NFC East, one of the league's most historic divisions -- and perhaps its weakest. The Philadelphia Eagles won in Green Bay on Sunday, moving them to 5-5 and into a tie with the Dallas Cowboys (who were hammered by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening). The Giants, meanwhile, are two games back and tied with the Washington Redskins. Which team takes the title?
Finish on top?
Will one of the .500 teams reach the postseason? Or will the others race to the finish?
The Cowboys play two teams with winning records on the way in, while Philly faces three.
Feeling the hurt
Sean Lee had 90 tackles and four interceptions before Sunday's game, which he left early on with a hamstring injury.
Nick Foles followed last week's seven-touchdown performance with three more TD tosses.