Tie for the NFC East division lead, that is. If the Eagles beat the Redskins tonight (which should happen, considering how terrible the Skins have been), the top three teams in the division will be at two losses, with the Giants on top because they haven't had their bye week yet.
Giants vs. Cardinals
And speaking of the Giants, how disappointing was that? I went to bed feeling sick because of that loss last night. Though it looked like Eli would drive back and tie the game, he uncharacteristically threw an interception in the clutch when Steve Smith wasn't able to wrestle the ball away.
Steve Smith actually had a fantastic day, making a few key 3rd down catches, and remains as Eli's safety net. Kevin Boss took a HUGE shot but held onto the ball, gaining a ton of respect from me and many other Giants fans. Nicks, despite the fact that his TD was very lucky, is emerging as one of the Giants better receivers, and I'm hoping he'll continue to improve.
But one guy I just can't stand is Mario Manningham. I don't like his attitude, his effort, and most of all, his hands. He dropped an easy touchdown pass which would have put the Giants down by 3, instead of having to settle for a FG. Eli, who was shaky all game, threw a perfect pass to him, but he dropped it. This guy had character issues in college, which is why the Giants were able to get him in round 3 of the 2008 draft, but he's dropped many key passes so far. Give the ball to Nicks or Smith.
Six games this weekend were decided by more than 28 points. Most surprising of all these games was the Bengals domination of the Bears, and Palmer's 5 TD game. Many people (including myself) thought that the Jay Cutler acquisition would benefit the Bears greatly, but he's been wildly inconsistent over his first 6 games.
Also, I can't stand the fact that the Raiders still want to start JaMarcus Russell. He was terrible, and at least Gradkowski gave people the impression that he could play above a 60 passer rating. The worst part is that Russell doesn't take any blame, while the rest of his team does.
Eagles vs. Redskins
As a Giants fan, I would love to see the Redskins pull off an upset to take down the Eagles, but I really don't see that happening. Andy Reid is too good of a coach to let his team lose back to back games to below average teams.