NFC East predictions 2020: Cowboys trail the Eagles for first place in the division

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The NFC East used to be heralded as one of the toughest divisions in all of the NFL. However, as of recently, the NFC East has been dubbed as the “NFC Least.” Heading into the 2020 season, they will remain one of the weakest divisions in the league.

The Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles remain favorites in the division. Furthermore,  they are both one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys are 12-1 to win the Super Bowl, and the Eagles are 18-1 to win the Super Bowl. Both these teams will battle it out to see who finishes at the top. 

The Washington Football Team and the New York Giants have been the bottom feeders of the division over the past couple of years. However, both of these teams have the potential to make a surprising run at the division title. 

Here are our predictions for the NFC East for the 2020-2021 season. 

Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles Schedule:

Week 1 @ Washington Football: Win

Week 2 vs Rams: Loss

Week 3 vs Bengals: Win

Week 4 @ 49ers: Loss

Week 5 @ Steelers: Loss

Week 6 vs Ravens: Win

Week 7 vs Giants: Loss

Week 8 vs Cowboys: Loss

Week 9: BYE

Week 10 @ Giants: Win

Week 11 @ Browns: Win

Week 12 vs Seahawks: Win

Week 13 @ Packers: Loss

Week 14 vs Saints: Win

Week 15 @ Cardinals: Win

Week 16 @ Cowboys: Win

Week 17 vs Washington Football: Win

Final Record: 11-5

Philadelphia Eagles offense

One of the biggest problems for the Eagles in 2019 was injuries. Injuries dominated their season and eventually cost them in the playoffs when quarterback Carson Wentz went down to a concussion against the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round.

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If the Eagles can stay healthy, they are going to be Super Bowl contenders. They added much needed help at the wide receiver position. They drafted Jalen Reagor, a rookie receiver out of TCU, to provide much needed big-play ability to the Eagles’ offense. 

Miles Sanders will be the work horse running back for Philadelphia. This will allow Wentz to have a consistent running back to keep the offense balanced. On top of the receiving weapons, the running game should be rock solid for the reigning NFC East Champions. 

This will give Carson Wentz plenty of options to throw the ball to. This should allow the offense to be extremely versatile, and be one of the most efficient in the league.

Philadelphia Eagles defense

The Eagles’ defense has the potential to be one of the top units in the NFL. In 2019, they finished in the top half of the league in sacks. They will once again rely on their front seven to anchor the defense. 

Despite the strong front seven, the secondary was a major concern in 2019. However, the Eagles attempted to fix the porous secondary by trading for Pro Bowl corner Darius Slay. 

They released Safety Malcolm Jenkins who was a steady veteran leadership. His absence will be felt in Philadelphia. 

The secondary will still be a major concern and could possibly still hold back the …read more

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