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Rob Rang
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Rob Rang

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Eastern parity, western futility

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The Cowboys and Redskins may have resurrected the true meaning of offensive with their futility scoring points this weekend, but the Eagles and Giants each bounced back with impressive victories yesterday. All in all, the division was 3-1 yesterday with a combined record of 22-18.

On the opposite coast, the NFC West has an overall record of 15-25, the league's worst.
The Cardinals beat the Rams, but both the Seahawks and 49ers lost, so this division was 1-3 last weekend.

I understand the local sentiment regarding the weak play currently in the NFC East, but looking broader, this division isn't so much bad as it is very evenly matched. No team has such a talent advantage that the division can be dominated -- unlike the NFC West, where the Cardinals, winners of three in a row, are running away with the crown.

In reality, is there any question that any team in the NFC East would beat the Rams, Seahawks or Rams on a neutral field?

By Rob Rang  |  November 23, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Dallas Cowboys , New York Giants , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Aren't the Rams, Seahawks and Rams just 2 teams?

The Redskins lost to the Chiefs at home and the Lions on the road, and barely nipped the now 1-9 Rams, 9-6 in Washington.

Posted by: AxelDC | November 23, 2009 2:49 PM

Correction: Any team in the NFC East would beat the 49ers, Rams, or Seahawks regardles of venue: home, away, or neutral.

This is coming from a Seahawks fan. :-/

Posted by: fusillade | November 23, 2009 5:05 PM

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