Yes we got it. The NFC East absolutely sucks.
But guess what, you can’t stop talking about them because here’s the bottom line. For all the ineptitude that this division has shown throughout the entire 2015 campaign, the NFC East and has and will be for all intent and purposes –the most interesting division in all of football.
I mean let’s face it NFC East has had so many juicy TMZ’ish storylines throughout the season that will matter how inconsistent these four teams have been the reality is this you people still care about the NFC East. You can’t stop talking about it.
In Philadelphia, which in my opinion was the most interesting team of the offseason that saw head coach Chip Kelly wield even more power over football operations, then parting ways with popular Eagle stalwarts like RB Lesean McCoy and WR Jeremy Maclin, question marks arose about the expectations in Philadelphia. While currently tied for first at 6-7, it has not helped calm the waters and in fact many within the base have already called for new leadership in the city of Brotherly Love.
The New York Giants have missed the postseason in four of the last five seasons. Of course the one season they did clinch a playoff berth it was parlayed into the franchises 4th Super Bowl title. Yet there is now tremendous pressure on head coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese to move this franchise back into a consistent direction amidst all the recent regular season failures. This season couldn’t have gone more disastrous yet the G-Men are currently sitting tied at the top of the the East at 6-7, but could just as easily be perched atop the NFC EAST at 11-2 with five blown 4th quarter leads this season.
One can easily argue in a season where Tony Romo has literally played in only 4 games that minus losses vs. the Patriots, Panthers and most recently the Packers that the Dallas Cowboys could be sitting on top the NFC East at no worse than 10-3. The frustration for the Dallas team especially is this season started with pretty high Super Bowl expectations after a very successful 2014 campaign but as we all know Jerry’s Boys will always be top billing when it comes to discussion and debate and that alone has the Cowboys as a winner at the very least in the public enemy. You may hate them and they may stink this year but you’re still talking about them.
Which now leads to the Washington Redskins who entered the season as arguably the most controversial team in the league especially when it came down to the “who’s in” quarterback soirée between Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin. However with no other team pulling away to stake claim of the NFC East, the Redskins have turned opportunity into possibility and nudged themselves back in the race and in fact if the postseason did started today they will be declared winner by virtue of tiebreaker. Also considering the remaining three teams fighting for divisional supremacy it’s worth noting by virtue of strength of schedule the Skins do have the easiest remaining schedule (Buffalo, at Philadelphia, at Dallas).
With three weeks to go most pundits predict that the winner of the NFC East will bow out very quickly (at home mind you) vs. whoever their Wildcard opponent which today looks most likely the resurgent Seattle Seahawks. Even so the NFC East will never go down quietly. Too many eyeballs are and will always be pointing at the most popular division in probably all of sports.