5. NFC East Division Picture
All of a sudden it’s shaping up to be a two-horse race between Philadelphia and Washington, and my money would be on the Eagles if I were so inclined. The Cowboys are in bad shape without Dalton for the time being – and let’s not pretend they looked great with Dalton at the helm, either.
Kyle Allen has completed 55 of 80 passes (69%) for four touchdowns and one interception so far through three games with Washington, but it’s hard to imagine him keeping it up. Last year in Carolina he completed just 62 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. But then again, in this division, just being serviceable could be enough.
The Eagles could be a decent team if they can get healthy, but that seems like a big if. It’s also hard to imagine them getting past seven wins based on their remaining schedule. If the division is a race to seven wins, I guess that begs the question: do the Giants still have a realistic shot, even at 1-6? I mean, it sounds ludicrous but if the Eagles were 4-2-1 and the Giants were 3-4, we would still be considering the Giants to be in contention right?
Of course, things are going to get worse for the Giants as I don’t see them having any chance against Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. But they could conceivably win three in a row @Washington, vs. Philadelphia and @Cincinnati. That gets them to four wins. But with @Seattle, Arizona, Cleveland and @Baltimore up next, I don’t see many opportunities. They close with a winnable game against Dallas, and maybe they steal one elsewhere, but I think six wins is the cap on the Giants’ season.