The NFC East has been a very mediocre division the past couple of seasons, but this season looks to be much more competitive.
The race for first place in the NFC East will be a close one as three of the four teams are bunched together and one, the Philadelphia Eagles being the clear favorite.
Odds makers are Bovada and topbet have Philadelphia at 7 to 5, the New York Giants are 5 to 2, and both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at 7 to 2.
Most bookmakers say the division is the Eagles to win, but the team has a difficult regular season schedule.
The Cowboys did not do anything to help themselves over the offseason and will have for the second straight season one of the worst defenses in the league as Sean Lee will miss the entire year.
The Giants have an aging defense, but Eli Manning should play better than last season. However, New York will be lucky to finish higher than .500.
Washington could be a surprise and come out strong to start the season. They have a new head coach and their talented all-purpose quarterback Robert Griffin Jr. should be completely healthy for his third season.
All four teams from the NFC East are somewhat long shots for the Super Bowl, according to data taken from sportsbook.com and betonline.
Philadelphia is currently at 26 to 1 on most sites, with the Giants at 27 to 1, Dallas on 40 to 1 and Washington at 47 to 1.
Dallas has a season wins total of 8, with the UNDER sitting at -185. The Cowboys record last season was 8-8 SU and 9-7 ATS.
The Cowboys covered more games than any other NFC East club did. However, they did not cover in six of the last eight games.
Rod Marinelli is the new defensive coordinator, which should help, but he cannot work miracles. The defense was last in the NFL last season giving up 415 yards a game.
The New York Giants win total for this season is 8, with the OVER sitting on -110. New York was 7-9 SU and ATS last season.
The offensive line should be better this season, which could help Manning, who had 27 picks last season.
This will be the divisions most improved team and they should start better than last season’s 0-6.
The Eagles win total is 9 with the OVER sitting on -130. Last season, the Eagles were 10-6 SU and 8-7-1 ATS.
The high-octane offense of Chip Kelly surprised odds makers taking the OVER in five of the first six regular season games. However, 7 of the final 11 games were UNDER.
The team should start better than 1-3 and 3-5 of last season having a full year under Kelly’s program. The Eagles are the clear favorite, should end with as many as 11 wins and could challenge the powers in the NFC in the postseason.
The Redskins season win total is 7.5 with the OVER sitting on -120. Last season the Redskins were 3-13 SU and 5-11 ATS.
The Redskins should be stronger this season with a healthy Griffin and should not suffer through a slide of eight games like last season.
NFC Winner – Eagles 11-5