- The Washington Times - Monday, November 2, 2009

In most NFL seasons, the Eagles’ laugh-riot 40-17 dismantling of the New York Giants would count as a statement game. First day of November, weather turning cold, first big NFC East matchup - you would come away from such a game believing something definitive had been established.

This year? Not so much. The Eagles’ statement turns out to be merely that they and Dallas are the class of the division for a period that began about 2 p.m. yesterday and ends with the kickoff against the Cowboys next Sunday night.

There are a handful of really good teams in the NFL this year. Everyone else is capable of looking as inept as the Eagles did in Oakland two weeks ago or as dominant as they looked against the Giants.

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