3. The NFC East is deep
Not too long ago, we were calling the NFC East the NFC Least when the Washington Commanders in 2020 won their divison with a 7-9 record and the Giants just missed out on it with a 6-10 record. But flash forward a couple of years later, and the NFC East has become one of the best, most talented divisions in all of football.
Last season we saw three teams make it to the playoffs in the NFC East, with the Philadelphia Eagles winning the division and eventually earning a trip to the Super Bowl. The Cowboys came in second at 12-5, while the Giants finished third at 9-7-1 and Washington closed things out at No. 4 at 8-8-1. But as we enter a new season, do not be surprised by late December if every team in this division is competing for a playoff spot. This should worry the Big Blue faithful.
Everyone in this division did a great job improving their team. Things were highlighted by the Eagles adding even more pass-rush help with Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith being drafted. The Cowboys added both Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks. As for Washington, new QB Sam Howell is ready to silence his haters throughout the campaign.
Last season, the Giants went 1-4-1 against their NFC East rivals. They were swept by Dallas and Philly, while they took down Washington at FedEx Field, but the two sides tied at MetLife. In order for the Giants to be taken seriously, they need to record some impressive wins in the division. Things won't be easy, but they have a chance to make a statement against Dallas in Week 1.