The result made sense as the English had all the pressure on their shoulders. They had to win and they did.
Their main strength was to put a lot of pressure on the French team, and ask them a lot of questions for the entire 80 minutes. France failed to raise their game for the occasion, even if they did a little better towards the end. At least this match allowed them to point out their weaknesses and the areas they need to improve.
However, even if they lost, I am convinced the title race remains very open.
As far as Scotland are concerned I would brand France favourites but I remain very wary of Scotland. Let's not forget that they posed us a lot of problems last year. Some might be tempted to say this is going to be easy for France after Scotland's heavy defeat to Ireland at the weekend but I fear they might react well from the setback.
Meanwhile, France will have to hold their nerve. This could well be either a one-sided French win or a shock victory by a Scots team full of surprises. Gregor Townsend,who could be their number 10, is to be feared and he could change the course of the match.