NFC East News, Notes, & Betting Odds
Dallas Cowboys 8-8 last year; 2nd Place in the NFC East
-Season Win total this year 9.5 -150, +30
-Odds to win NFC East -120 Favorite
-Odds to win NFC +700
-Odds to win Super Bowl +15-1
-Odds to make Playoffs -250
-New blood with Mike McCarthy as the HC.
-Beat up on lower end teams last year, but were only 1-6 against playoff teams in 2019.
-Lead the NFL in total offense last year + the addition of rookie CeDee Lamb gives them a potent attack this year.
-Dak not signing a long-term contract may give him that added incentive this year to perform at an even higher level; he's getting a lot of MVP buzz, down to 14-1.
-They do lose Travis Frederick at Center, who is not easily replaceable. Watch to see the continuity of their OLine early in the season.
Philadelphia Eagles 9-7 last year; 1st Place in NFC East
-Season Win total this year 9 -140, +120
-Odds to win NFC East +150
-Odds to win NFC 10-1
-Odds to win Super Bowl 20-1
-Odds to make Playoffs -170
-They are the only team in the division without a new Head Coach this year, which should give them an advantage in the first few weeks of the season.
-Bring in CB Darius Slay from Detroit. He has a lot to prove but he is one of the few in the league that has the ability to "travel" and cover the other team's best WR. Huge addition.
-They will likely use Jalen Hurts in numerous offset packages this season. Teams will have to account for him and prepare for his unique abilities.
-They do lose S Malcolm Jenkins who was the unquestioned leader of this Defense. How will that impact their overall unit?
New York Giants 4-12 last year; 3rd place in the NFC East
-Season Win total this year 6 -110, -110
-Odds to win NFC East 11-1
-Odds to win NFC 40-1
-Odds to win Super Bowl 80-1
-Odds to make Playoffs +370
-Giants have the worst record in the NFL since 2017 & bring in a rookie head coach. Lots of questions around this hire. Also, how will Joe Judge and Jason Garrett function as a unit?
-They realized their OLine was the weak link last year, so they spent their draft capital with the #4 pick on T Andrew Thomas from Georgia which should help Daniel Jones tremendously.
-Daniel Jones did make progress last year, but he was under pressure more than any other QB in the entire league. When given time, he was actually pretty effective. How much will the revamped OL improve to provide him that time?
Washington Football Team 3-13 last year; Last place in the NFC East
-Season Win total this year 5 -140, +115
-Odds to win NFC East 13-1
-Odds to win NFC 60-1
-Odds to win Super Bowl 150-1
-Odds to make Playoffs +550
-This could be a top 3 defensive unit this season with the addition of Chase Young as well as DC Jack Del Rio.
-New HC Ron Rivera has brought in a lot of his former players, so the lack of preseason games may be negated a bit by those player's familiarity with Rivera's system.
-The addition of Alex Smith to the roster may light a fire under Haskins to perform and take his job seriously, something that he did not seem to do at times last year. The presence of new leadership in Rivera should help this as well.
-Watch out for WR Terry McLaurin; huge fantasy upside.