The NFC East closed business on Sunday with all four teams at or over .500, which represents a big change from last season when it looked like the division might not produce a team with a winning record for much of the year.
In the end, the Redskins took the crown with a 9-7 mark and a couple of their defensive linemen used Sunday’s 27-20 victory over the Eagles as a chance to offer a reminder of that fact. J.P. Finlay of CSN Mid-Atlantic caught Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois on video as they made their way to the locker room.
Baker told the camera that everyone forgot the Redskins are “the real champs of the NFC East” and chastised those who picked the “trash a– Eagles” to win on Sunday. Jean Francois had a similar message.
We run the damn East,” Jean Francois said. “Not Philly, not Dallas, not all of them. We run the damn East. Better remember we got that damn title.”
As of now, the Cowboys are running the division at 5-1 with a win over the Redskins already in their pocket. Washington will get another shot at the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and getting a defensive performance like they had against the Eagles would go a long way toward attaining a better result and a possible move back into pole position for the stretch run.