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The NFC Least

NFC East is 1-7 against other divisions.

The NFC Least

The Eagles defense surrenders a touchdown to the Chargers. (Michael Perez/AP Staff)
The Eagles defense surrenders a touchdown to the Chargers. (Michael Perez/AP Staff)

It took a while, but an NFC East team finally registered a victory against a team in another division. The Cowboys' 31-7 romp over the Rams Sunday was the first. Meanwhile, the AFC East has yet to lose outside of its own division.

Here are how each division has fared to far against teams from other divisions:

 NFL OUT-OF-DIVISION RECORDS
 (Through Week 3) 
 Division    W-L  PF  PA  Diff.
 AFC East  6-0  139      96    +43
 AFC West  7-3  275  195  +80
 AFC South    5-5  172  224  -52
 NFC North  4-4  235  208  +27
 NFC West  4-4  161  193  -32
 NFC South  3-5  173  135  +38
 AFC North  3-5  185  218  -33
 NFC East  1-7  156  227  -71
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