NFC East: The Worst Division in Football

The NFC East is the worst division in football

10/1/13 in NFL   |   patrickhoffman3530   |   122 respect

Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsComing into the season, many expected that the NFC East would be one of the better divisions in the NFL.

For starters, the Philadelphia Eagles were going to have an unstoppable offense with new head coach Chip Kelly’s new offensive style.

Secondly, the Washington Redskins were going to be even better than they were last year with second-year quarter back Robert Griffin III leading the way. Sure, Griffin would still be recovering from an injury at the end of the year last year but he would get better and be the same quarterback he was for much of last season.

Lastly, you would have both the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys looking to have bounce back years. Teams that have a lot to prove are usually the most dangerous.

Through the first four games this season, none of the above has come true. In fact, it is safe to say that as of this writing, the NFC East might just be the worst division in all of football.

Here is why we think this is the case:

Weak Defenses
It has been said time and time again that a team’s best offense is its defense.

This is not the case in this particular division. Through four games, the teams in the NFC East have combined to allow 481 points.

The Giants currently have the worst ranked defense in the entire league. They have allowed 146 points in four games and have shown no signs of getting better.

In Philadelphia, Kelly has yet to find consistency with his defense. Sure, his team can score points but they are certainly having trouble keeping points off the board.

The Redskins are not exactly great on defense either. They have allowed 112 points in their four games but showed some improvement in their 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

It does not matter how much a team can score if they are going to end up giving the points right back.

Inconsistency on Offense
The offense in the NFC East, especially when it comes to the Giants and Redskins, has been extremely inconsistent.

Right now, Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning and his offense are struggling to find any kind of rhythm. In four games, they have scored just 61 points and currently have the league’s third worst offense.

RGIII has also had his struggles this season. Still trying to get to 100 percent, RGIII has not looked like the same quarterback but did show some potential that he is at least getting closer with his strong performance in his team’s win over the Raiders on Sunday.

If a team is going to win in this league, they will need to be able to score with some kind of regularity. In the Giants’ case, this is proving to be extremely difficult.

Losing Hurts
To be successful in the NFL, it all starts with having the ability to win football games.

In the NFC East, winning is clearly not the theme this season. Combined, teams in this division are 4-12 and currently, may be with the exception of the Dallas Cowboys, look like losing football teams.

With this division being up for grabs, they are all going to need start winning games because if they don’t, you might just see a team with a losing record get into the postseason.
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10/1/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21426 respect

The NFC East is the worst division for sure but it's also safe to say that the AFC North is the 2nd worst division in the league and the worst division in the AFC as well...

10/1/13   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Yes! Yes they are...