The NFC East hosts the World Champion Giants, and to show how close this division was, the G-Men were a game away from not even making the postseason. The Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins are all out for the Giants in 2012, and this should be one heck of a division to watch this upcoming season.
Today we take a look at how the East will go in 2012, and who is going to win the division and if any other team will make the postseason out of this tough division.
1. New York Giants (12-4) – Last season this team won 9 games, yet was battle tested as they fought through the postseason and won the Super Bowl over the favored Giants. This is going to be a good team in 2012, with Eli Manning running an offense that will be good both in the pass and the run. David Wilson will help the run game, and Victor Cruz is a playmaker at WR. The defense is led by stud Jason Pierre-Paul, and he could dominate the defensive side of the ball for the Giants this season. This team is going to make another strong Super Bowl run.
2. * Dallas (10-6) – Tony Romo doesn’t seem to get the credit he deserves, and this year he will get the Cowpokes back to the postseason with a 10-win season. The run game with DeMarco Murray is going to be solid from day one, and Dallas’ defense needs to stay healthy and help out an offense that will be very good. Romo and keeping him upright is the key, and his WR’s also need to stay healthy as well. Dallas is going to have a memorable year with a wild card appearance.
3. Philadelphia (9-7) – Sorry Eagles fans, Andy Reid could be on his way out after another failed attempt at the playoffs. Last season it was too many turnovers, and this year it’s health that could cost this team. It just seems like Mike Vick cant’ stay on the field for an extended amount of time, and while DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy are both playmakers, Vick is the key. The defense looked to upgrade this offseason, but the LB spot is still in question. The Eagles will have a decent season, just not good enough for the playoffs.
4. Washington (6-10) – The Skins will throw RG3 in the mix from day one, and he will have his share of growing pains. He doesn’t have enough around him to be good, and the offensive line is a huge question mark entering the season. It will be up to the Washington defense to get the job done, and while they are decent, it’s not going to be enough to give the Skins more than six wins. Give RG3 time, but by the time it’s all over, 2012 will be a season he’d rather forget about.