NFC East Preview
If I could describe the NFC East in one word that word would be: Entertaining.
Every year since 2004 there has been no repeat champion of the division, but this division still brings the entertainment. Every team in this division has the chance to the best or the worst. Eagles, Cowboys, Giants, or the ‘Skins, who will win the division?
#4 Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are in their first year with new head coach Doug Pederson. This will probably be a rebuilding year for the Eagles. They return many of the same starters and core guys from last season. But the bad thing is that 2015 team only went 7-9. So the Eagles and their fans are hoping that a new voice in the locker room could turn that 7-9 into a 9-7, which definitely could win this division. But I don’t think the Eagles are going to have that kind of season. A 5-11 or 6-10 record is more likely to be the outcome of their season.
First, if you look at the schedule of games they have to play there aren’t too many teams you can see them beating. They play the whole AFC North and the only team I think they can beat is Cleveland. They are lucky they are playing Cleveland during wide receiver Josh Gordon’s four-game suspension.
Second, their roster is not that talented. Out of the four starting quarterbacks in the NFC East, they have the worst. Out of the four wide receiving groups I would say they have the worst. Every team in the division has a highlight type of receiver. Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants, Dez Bryant from the Cowboys, and DeSean Jackson from the ‘Skins. Where is Philadelphia highlight receivers? One is in Kansas City and the other is in D.C. playing for a rival. Their defense will be decent against the run with anchor Fletcher Cox at the defensive end position, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks at the middle linebacker positions. But against the pass is where my concerns come in. Look at the best wide receiver on each team (just listed above) and then think about the best cornerback on the Eagles. It is a mismatch every time for the Eagles.