Good news: we know that the Philadelphia Eagles are out of it. That makes things a little easier to understand.
Of course, this is where it gets interesting.
The Dallas Cowboys are actually for real. They win games the hard way. They can beat Pittsburgh. They can show up the Giants. They were only one win away from the playoffs last year, and now they’re right there again. As awful as Tony Romo is capable of being, he doesn’t always live up to the hype.
The Washington Redskins have RGIII leading the way but, even without him, Kirk Cousins appears capable. The scariest thing about Washington — if you’re not a fan — is that they are suddenly confident. They believe they can win. They know they should.
And, who’s going to count out the defending champions?
The New York Giants are lacklustre again. Out of nowhere. They looked lost against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, getting smoked in a 34-0 blowout which made them look more Arizona-like than Lombardi-bound.
Three teams in the NFC East are 8-6. The others is the Eagles. It’s all up in the air in football’s best division. It couldn’t get any better than this.
*NOTE: But, seriously, how hilarious is that Eagles prediction in the Bleacher Report’s 2012 preview above? Not that White Cover Magazine did any better…