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Who will win the NFC East next year? Rank the division from top to bottom.
Ladies and gentlemen, let the hype begin!  Here's your chance to duke it out with other NFC East rivals' fans.  Of course I'll be weighing in myself on the side of the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, but I would like to hear how other fans feel about their team's chances at making a run at the NFC East Championship next year.  Just for fun, rank how you think the division will shake out next season from top to bottom.
| Closed on 08/16/09 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NFL | Opinion List
Team Breakout:
Rank25 FansAvg (1st)
1.Philadelphia Eagles3.2 (12)
2.New York Giants3.0 (7)
3.Dallas Cowboys2.4 (6)
4.Washington Redskins1.6

  
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#1 | 1738 days ago

 cowboys are a shell of what they used to be
1. New York Giants  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Dallas Cowboys  4. Washington Redskins  
#2 | 1738 days ago

time will tell
1. Dallas Cowboys  2. New York Giants  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Washington Redskins  
#3 | 1737 days ago

(Edited by Drakesrake_77)
Both the Giants and the Cowboys are banking on addition by subtraction; dropping Plaxico and T.O.  Plaxico's absence puts huge pressure on Eli Manning, Dominique Hixon and Steve Smith to step up for the Giants.  At least R. Williams has been the go-to receiver for an NFL team in the past (although the Lions barely qualify).  I think Eli will struggle, especially early on, with a totally new receiving core, and without Plaxico to throw to down the field.  Their running game should be strong though.  They've got three quality backs, including Brandon Jacobs, who can just motor right through Defensive units like melted butter.  Their defense should be a very solid unit again too.  I think it would be pretty safe to predict them in the top 5 defenses in the league, and that should win the Giants a lot of ballgames.  However, I'm predicting the Giants coming in second place in the East with an 11-5 record.

The Cowboys are a total unknown. Since their collapse in December last year, capped-off by a 44-6 loss to the Eagles to end their season, Jerry Jones scrapped his, "locker room chemistry be damned" approach by deciding to part ways with Pac Man, TO, and Tank; substituting Owens with the ex-Lion, Roy Williams.  And that move could very well work out for the Cowboys.  My personal opinion is T.O. might be a pain in the locker room, but his performance on the field will be hard to match and almost impossible for Williams to surpass.  I hesitate to put them higher than third at about 8-8.  Wade Phillips will not be back in 2010. Hey, I'm an Eagles fan, what do you expect?

The Redskins made some off season moves, most notably picking up DT Albert Haynesworth from Tennessee.  His presence has NFC QB's dreading those games already.  But can he stay healthy, especially after signing that big time contract?  Though he's usually good for about 10-13 games a year, he hasn't played a full season since his rookie season in '02-'03.  He got 8.5 sacks last year, and he is a dominant presence that compels double blocking on almost every down that he's on the field.  He creates terrible blocking match ups for any offensive unit, and he should be a difference maker in several games for Washington next year.  The running game still rests on the shoulders of Clinton Portis who rushed for over 1,450 yds last year, but didn't get much help from Jason Campbell, or their offensive line, who gave up 38 sacks to the opposition last season.  I just don't think they will end up having enough offense this year to overpower many teams, and Haynesworth was a great get for the Skins, but not enough to get them out of the basement with a 7-9 record.

Which brings me to next year's NFC East Champions!  The Eagles have lost quite a few veterans since last year.  Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith, Jon Runyan, Correll Buckhalter, Greg Lewis, and Lito Sheppard are all gone.  They also let Tra Thomas and Sean Consadine go to free agency. Dawkins will be missed no doubt, but that's probably about the only one the Eagles will be missing from last year's squad.  And his replacement, Quentin Mikell, led the Eagles in tackles last year with 169 and had 3 interceptions and 2 sacks, so they might not loose as much as everyone thinks-leadership for sure.  This off season they also picked up CB Ellis Hobbs from New England.  Hobbs had three interceptions last year for the Pats, and he should be able to fill in nicely for the injury prone Sheppard.  I think any losses they may have on defense will be more than made up for by what the Eagles did on the other side of the ball.  They are stacked like never before at the wide receiver position with; D. Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, Hank Baskett, Jason Avant, and first-round draft pick, Jeremy Maclin (who they still need to sign unfortunately).  They replaced Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan with Pro Bowler OT, Jason Peters and Stacy Andrews (brother of Eagles Shawn Andrews).  I won't deny that a lot of their offense is riding on how well those two new tackles perform, but if they play up to their expectations, McNabb should have plenty of time to make up his mind, and several good targets to throw to next year.  Another critical piece for this Eagles offense will be their running attack, led by Brian Westbrook and rookie, RB Lesean McCoy.  The Eagles are rumored to be considering a deal with RB Warrick Dunn from Tampa Bay to beef up the running game, and add another veteran presence in case Westbrook goes down at some point during the season.  Replacing TE L.J. Smith will be Brent Celek, a third year tight end who showed some real signs of potential last season when he filled in for Smith while he was injured.  They also drafted a rookie TE, Cornelius Ingram out of Florida.  They've added a true FB in Leonard Weaver from Seattle, who can pick up first downs on those third and short and red zone situations that the Eagles had so much trouble getting last season.  They still have a great kicker in David Akers.  And they have a young, huge defensive line returning; plus Asante Samuel, Quintin Mikell, Joselio Hanson, Quentin Demps, and Sheldon Brown in the secondary.  They might struggle early on to get on the same page, but their blitz happy defense shouldn't take much of a step backwards by moving an aging Brian Dawkins out for Q. Mikell and Q. Demps.

All teams have a few question marks, but overall I think this team will be very successful. McNabb knows his time in Philly is short, and he wants to prove once and for all that he can win the big one.  They end their regular season clinching the division with a 12-4 record.
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. New York Giants  3. Washington Redskins  4. Dallas Cowboys  
#4 | 1736 days ago

Giants won't be any good without Plax or a top notch WR
1. Dallas Cowboys  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Washington Redskins  4. New York Giants  
#5 | 1735 days ago

Give em a minute,I think we are about to experience the era of the Cowboys back to back and three-peat times.They are on their way back to the winningest team like they were before Jerry jones started #$&*!ing with all of the coaches after a few drinks in some bar.
1. Dallas Cowboys  2. New York Giants  3. Washington Redskins  4. Philadelphia Eagles  
#6 | 1735 days ago

keturah511 wrote:
Give em a minute,I think we are about to experience the era of the Cowboys back to back and three-peat times.They are on their way back to the winningest team like they were before Jerry jones started #$&*!ing with all of the coaches after a few drinks in some bar.
How about you win a playoff game before you start thinking about a three-peat?    
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. New York Giants  3. Washington Redskins  4. Dallas Cowboys  
#7 | 1735 days ago
vindog (+)

Drakesrake_77 wrote:
How about you win a playoff game before you start thinking about a three-peat?    
How about you win a Superbowl before bashing the Boys!  LOL   good humor- can't wait for this season to start!
1. Dallas Cowboys  2. New York Giants  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Washington Redskins  
#8 | 1735 days ago

As much as it pains me, I think the eagles win the division because of their offence. I dont think the defence will be that scary, but they have definitly added some fire power to the O. I think the only way the Eagles dont win it, is either McSagg gets hurt agian, or it takes some time for the O to gel. I think 13-3 or 12-4 wins this division. Second, I got Dallas, who is the real wild card in this divison, and will either be great this season, or gawd-awful. The giants are going to suffer more than people realize with the loss of Plax. The recievers are young and inexperienced, and will allow d's to key on their run game. And of cource, like normal, the redskins will bring up the rear.
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. Dallas Cowboys  3. New York Giants  4. Washington Redskins  
#9 | 1720 days ago


E-A-G-L-E-S
 EAGLES!!!!
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. New York Giants  3. Dallas Cowboys  4. Washington Redskins  
#10 | 1720 days ago

Rambo Romo has to keep his head in the GAME and get the timing of the WR DOWN.  Good on his feet but not on his butt...come on front line, you've got the element of surprise so knock 'em down and say "HAPPY HAPPY FREAKING COWBOY DAY!".  Hold on together as a team because one man doesn't win the game, it takes 11, just ask TO how many routes he messed up.
1. Dallas Cowboys  2. New York Giants  3. Washington Redskins  4. Philadelphia Eagles  
#11 | 1720 days ago

#1 SON

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