We now move over to another division that has a history of winning. Some of the greatest teams and players in league history have played in this rough and tumble division.
The NFC East boasts 12 Super Bowl victories!
And also, the Philadelphia Eagles!
1. New York Giants
Predicted finish: 9-7
Giants management decided that Tom Coughlin was the only problem on a team that has gone 6-10 the past two seasons and fired him after 12 seasons and two Super Bowl victories. And while the defense should be better, but Eli Manning has thrown 55 interceptions over the past three seasons. What I’m saying is maybe the Giants should have fired Manning and made Coughlin the starting QB. Is that so crazy? Yeah, well who asked you?
2. Washington Redskins
Predicted finish: 8-8
Washington somehow won the NFC East last year with a 9-7 record, and made the playoffs under QB Kirk Cousins, who set the franchise record for passing yards in 2015. So you might think this team should be better this year, at least until you find out that Cousins is 0-26 as a starter in his career against winning teams. “You like that?!?!”
3. Dallas Cowboys
Predicted finish: 6-10
We aren’t sure how the Cowboys would have fared with Tony Romo at the helm considering the atrocious defense down in Dallas. But with Romo injured again, it will up to rookie Dak Prescott to try and outscore opponents. Last season the Cowboys tried to do that with Matt Cassel, Keller Moore, and Brandon Weeden and wound up going 1-11. So what is a rookie like Prescott going to do over that bunch? Well…probably about five games better.
4. Philadelphia Eagles
Predicted finish: 5-11
The Eagles may have helped themselves in the long term, but in the short term, they drafted QB Carson Wentz to watch and learn under veteran Sam Bradford. So if Wentz is a quick study, he should learn how to blow out his knee very shortly.
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