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Edward Valentine
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Edward Valentine

Edward is the editor-in-chief of Big Blue View, a New York Giants blog.

Middling, not worst


The NFC East the worst division in football? I never even thought it was possible we would be debating THAT this season.

This, though, is why all those pre-season predictions and all that are just a bunch of nonsense meant to fill TV air time and space on blogs, Web sites and newspapers. Nobody has a clue what is going to happen until the games are actually played.

More directly to the topic at hand, though, I am not buying for a second the theory that the NFC East is the worst division in football.

There is little doubt the NFC East teams have not been as good as advertised. The Giants have struggled at times. The Eagles have been inconsistent, and suffered the indignity of losing to the Raiders. The Cowboys suddenly seem like a team that has forgotten how to play offense. The Dan Snyders, umm, I mean the Redskins? They are a joke. How they have three wins I have no clue.

All of that said, there are still three good teams in the NFC East.

There are other divisions with two bad ones. I would put the NFC West (Seahawks and Rams), and AFC West (Chiefs -- despite beating Pittsburgh, and Oakland - despite beating Cincinnati) in that category. Maybe even the NFC South (Carolina, Tampa Bay).

So, I will give you that the NFC East has hardly been the beast prognosticators thought it might be. But, no way is it the worst division in football.

By Edward Valentine  |  November 23, 2009; 6:27 AM ET  | Category:  Dallas Cowboys , New York Giants , Philadelphia Eagles , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The NFC East may be pretty poor, but really what part of the NFL doesn't suck. There are about 4 really good teams, the rest are pathetic. Parity makes it interesting each Sunday, only to see which team will crash and burn that week after loking good the week before (to a team whose week it is to crash and burn). Every week there are contests of who will be the worst. Every year it seems to get worse. I never thought I'd miss the old days of dynasty teams, when at least each week there would be one or two good games.

Posted by: atp2007 | November 23, 2009 10:41 PM

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