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It's never too early to talk predictions, and I'm happy to be bringing the sports betting side of things into the mix. Over the next few weeks, I will be discussing each division and how I think the teams will do based on their preseason odds. Hopefully when all of this is said and done, I will have won you some cash! I'm starting off with the struggling NFC East, and of course our beloved Eagles.
2020 NFC East Result
Washington Football Team: 7-9
New York Giants: 6-10
Dallas Cowboys: 6-10
Philadelphia Eagles: 4-11-1
2021 NFC East Winner per FanDuel
I pulled these numbers on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Dallas Cowboys: -105
Washington Football Team: +300
Philadelphia Eagles: +440
New York Giants: +500
My initial thought was Vegas is focusing on the Quarterback play to be the determining factor here, as well as cap space entering 2021. Interestingly enough, I would argue that the NFC East has the biggest question marks for their QB play entering the year. Let's start though with the Division Champs.
The Alex Smith story was certainly a miraculous comeback, but how much does Smith have left in the tank? Even though he was able to propel the Football Team into first, you could very well argue that the defense was a bigger contributor into their late-season success. Per Pro-Football-Reference.com, WFT ranked 4th overall in Team Defense, and rising stars like Chase Young really make Ron Rivera's Defensive Unit a force moving forward. You also need to take into account the fact that Washin