The 2020 NFC East Division May be the Worst of All Time

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Travis Cellucci

We are already halfway into the 2020 NFL season, and can already see some clear Super Bowl contenders. The Steelers are the only remaining undefeated team at 7-0 and have looked great in all the games they have played. Then there is the Chiefs and Seahawks both right behind them with only one loss, and have looked great so far. Luckily for the NFL, COVID-19 has not shut down the league, but there have been a few random cases, and some games have been postponed. Fortunately, it does look like we will be making it through the regular season and into the playoffs. Many people believe that this year’s NFC East division shouldn’t be in the playoffs because of their combined record of 8-22-1. The NFC East teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Washington Football Team, have all struggled this year so far. 

In the playoffs this year there are 4 division winners in each conference, and three wildcard teams to make it a total of 14 teams in the playoffs. Since there has to be a division winner in the NFC East they will most likely have a losing record entering the playoffs. Currently in that spot is the Philadelphia Eagles sitting at 3-4-1. The Eagles have struggled with injuries once again this year and still can’t seem to find their grove. In second is the Washington Football Team at 2-5, who are still just a young developing team and we probably get better as the years go by. In third is the Dallas Cowboys at 2-6 who lost Dak Prescott in Week 5 to a gruesome ankle injury that will keep him out for the rest of the year. With a lack of leadership on offense, and one of the worst defenses in the NFL, the Cowboys are definitely not playing their best football. In last place is the New York Giants, sitting at 1-7. The Giants lost their starting running back Saqoun Barkley in Week 2 of the season with a Torn ACL which will keep him out for the rest of the year. That, along with a still young and developing team, has not worked out for them, as they sit last in the NFC East, and conference.

Whether you like it or not, there will be somebody in the playoffs from the NFC East and will be competing for the Lombardi Trophy. The Eagles are not far ahead in the division so it is still up for grabs which will make for an interesting second half of the season. The Eagles, Cowboys, Giants, and the Football Team, who is going to be the best of the worst division, and make it into the postseason.