Around the NFL: Rest of NFC East struggles

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A good first impression can mean everything. The Eagles didn't make the best first impression but still won.

That was more than the rest of their NFC East counterparts could say. The division struggled as a whole. But only one team claimed a win: the Eagles.

In going around the NFL this week, here's a look at how the rest of the NFC East fared.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins faced the Houston Texans, now led by former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. With all of the storylines – O'Brien's first game, Jadeveon Clowney's injury – the Redskins could not put anything together. 

Houston's defense shined throughout the game, allowing just one touchdown to Darrel Young before the extra point was blocked. That was in the second quarter. Texans 17, Redskins 6

Dallas Cowboys: The first quarter proved to be a total mismatch. Tony Romo struggled while the 49ers piled on the points, outscoring Dallas, 21-3, in the first 15 minutes. In that quarter, San Francisco ran just four offensive plays as Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdowns and a fumble was returned for a touchdown. A touchdown run by Carlos Hyde capped the scoring before the half.

Dallas made a comeback attempt, scoring 14 points in the second half to cut the lead to 11, but time ran out as the mistakes by the Cowboys offense were too much to overcome. 49ers 28, Cowboys 17

New York Giants: The first quarter against the Detroit Lions was the Calvin Johnson show. Then the Giants made it a game again, scoring a late first-half touchdown on a fourth-down conversion.

Two field goals in the third for Detroit widened the lead some, but it was Matt Stafford's touchdown run late in the third that gave Detroit control again. Eli Manning's two early interceptions that led to the first two Detroit scores were only part of the difference, as the Giants only second-half points came on a rushing touchdown by Rashad Jennings. Lions 35, Giants 14

Kevin Durso is a contributor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.

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