The term NFC Least is back again. The NFC East is wide open and it will most likely be decided in Week 17. The Washington Redskins currently lead the division with a 6-4 record. The Dallas Cowboys are in second place with a 5-5 record. The Philadelphia Eagles record is 4-6 and the New York Giants record is 3-7.
The Redskins and the Cowboys play each other on Thanksgiving in Dallas. The Giants and the Eagles play each other on Sunday in Philadelphia. Who will win the NFC East?
The Redskins will be without Alex Smith for the rest of the season, but Colt McCoy looked good in relief. He will be the starting quarterback moving forward. Adrian Peterson is still an elite running back. The defense is also very good. After the Dallas game, they will play at Philadelphia, vs New York Giants, at Jacksonville Jaguars, at Tennessee Titans, and vs Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins will finish 8-8.
The Cowboys have one of the best running backs on the planet right now in Ezekiel Elliott. He is a problem for opposing defenses. The defense is very underrated. After the Washingon game, the Cowboys schedule is vs New Orleans, vs Philadelphia, at Indianapolis, vs Tampa Bay, and at New York Giants. The Cowboys will finish 7-9.
The Eagles have a major problem right now and it isn't Carson Wentz. They have no running game and they can't stop a nose bleed on defense. Losing Frank Reich and John DeFilippo is hurting this coaching staff on the offensive side of the ball. After the bye week, Philadelphia has posted two duds. After the Giants game, they will then play against the Redskins, at Dallas, at Los Angeles Rams, vs Houston, and at Washington. The Eagles will finish 7-9.
The Giants have won two straight games. Odell Beckham Jr. thinks they could go on a winning streak and make the postseason. With the ways things are falling right now, who even knows. Eli Manning looks better because of offensive line protection, but Saquon Barkley is a tank running the football. The defense has its problems, but they have a very good defensive coordinator in James Betcher. After the Eagles game, they will then play against the Bears, at the Redskins, vs Tennessee, at Indianapolis, and vs Dallas. The Giants will finish 6-10.
Washington will win the division because of their upcoming schedule and defense. I don't trust the Dallas Cowboys offense or Head Coach Jason Garrett. The Eagles are suffering from a Super Bowl hangover and it was probably too little too late for the Giants and they might have the toughest schedule out of the four teams remaining.