2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week 6

Updated: October 7, 2014, 3:48 PM ET

Were you expecting a down year for the NFC East? If so, the first five weeks have been a revelation.

The division's top three teams -- Philadelphia, Dallas and the Giants -- have a combined 11-4 record. ESPN's Power Panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) has been onboard with the Eagles (No. 4) all season, but their closest competition has risen from sizable depths.

The Cowboys, No. 22 in Week 3, are now No. 6. The Giants, buried at No. 30 after an 0-2 start, are No. 13. The opportunity is there for both teams to make further gains in Week 6, as the Giants travel to Philly and Dallas plays at No. 1 Seattle.

No matter what happens, the NFC East -- save for the Redskins (No. 26) -- appears poised to overachieve. It's already come a long way in a short time.

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