Who Will Take the NFC East?
Many thought the NFC East would be a competitive division this season, and that appears like it is going to be the case. What most didn’t expect, however, was the Dallas Cowboys not being a part of the battle. Possibly the most disappointing team in the league, Sportsbook currently has their odds of winning the NFC East at +20,000. This is from a team that was hoping to play in the Super Bowl at home this season. Without quarterback Tony Romo not only won’t that happen, but this could be one of the five worst teams in the league this season.
However, at least the rest of the division seems intent on making things interesting. Washington has been pretty good, though now there are issues surrounding Donovan McNabb and coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan has also had clashes with big time players such as Albert Haynesworth. When does the blame start getting more focused on the coach? The Philadelphia Eagles have played musical chairs at quarterback due to injury, with both Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick seeing significant time this season, but they have still managed to keep in the playoff race.
That being said, the New York Giants look like the class of the division. They have a great wide receiver corps, led by the emergence of second year player Hakeem Nicks. Plus, their defense has been outstanding after a slow start. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was the defensive player of the month for October thanks to seven sacks. The Giants might be the best team in the NFC, so they seem like an excellent pick to win their division.