Eagles setting the pace in the NFL

25 October 2017 19:18:26 GMTPlus11

The Philadelphia Eagles improved their record to 6-1 on Monday night with a comfortable 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.

Quarterback Carson Wentz completed 17-of-25 for 268 yards and four touchdowns while being intercepted once and sacked three times.

Wentz also led the Eagles in rushing with 63 yards in eight carries as Philadelphia recorded their fifth consecutive victory.

Up by two games in the loss column to the Dallas Cowboys and the Redskins, the Eagles will play the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos over the next two weeks before taking their own bye week.

With the Eagles now holding the tiebreaker over Washington following the season sweep, the Cowboys are the most realistic challenger to Philadelphia for the NFC East Division crown. Dallas are 19.00 to win the division.

Fresh off their own bye Dallas rolled over the 49ers 40-10 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara to snap a two-game skid.

Sunday the Cowboys are in Landover, MD to play the Redskins at the FedEx Field with subsequent games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and the Eagles. It's a crucial stretch for a Dallas side that has not performed to expectation this season.

Somewhat mercifully the New York Giants have the week off after losing 24-7 to the Seattle Seahawks at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

The Giants stunned the Broncos in Denver in Week 6, but that has been the lone bright spot all season as New York has slumped to 1-6.

The Cowboys are 17.00 to win the NFC title with the Seahawks 6.50 and the Redskins priced at 41.00.

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