The NFL’s NFC division is the hardest to predict. No team since the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001-2004 has won back to back division titles.
Last season, the Dallas Cowboys edged out the Eagles to win the NFC East. This year, a healthy Carson Wentz has put the Eagles on top of the current oddsboard. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are right behind them with the Giants and Redskins far out in third and fourth place.
Here are the odds to win the NFL’s NFC East Division this season. Odds were taken from TitanBet as of 9/13/19:
- Philadelphia Eagles -134
- Dallas Cowboys +130
- New York Giants +1600
- Washington Redskins +2000
Who Are The Favorites?
The Philadelphia Eagles have been tabbed as the NFL betting favorites to win the NFC East division this season. After the Eagles went on a Super Bowl run in 2017, one issue that hounded them last season was the quarterback dilemma between former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles and original starter Carson Wentz. It can be recalled that Wentz led the Eagles to an 11-2 start in 2017 before getting injured. Foles took over and led the team to an incredible Super Bowl win. But after Foles left in free agency, the team now can focus with Wentz as the guy behind the center.
DeSean Jackson is back for the Eagles and offensive tackle Andre Dillard was picked in the first round of the draft. In the second round, Philly picked running back Miles Sanders and wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside to bolster the offense. The addition of Malik Jackson on the other side of the field is also a booster for the Eagles.
The Dallas Cowboys are the defending NFC East division champions. With their offensive nucleus of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper joined by Jason Witten who has emerged from a short retirement and free agent wide out Randall Cobb, the Cowboys are a strong contender this season. Witten’s leadership, blocking skills and ability to keep the chain moving will make him a key player in taking the Dallas offense when they get to the playoffs. The Cowboys have not won the Super Bowl since 1996 when they won three Lombardi trophies during a four-year span.
The New York Giants begin life without Odell Beckham Jr. The focus in NY has transferred to Saquon Barkley, the sophomore running back who amassed a total 0f 2,028 yards in his rookie season and won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Giants also drafted Daniel Jones with the 8th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. There were plenty of eyebrows raised when Jones was picked but he played well in preseason and should be the Giants’ signal-caller when Eli Manning is gone, whenever that is. Considering the Giants lost by seven point or fewer in eight games, there is plenty to be optimistic about this season.
The Washington Redskins aren’t in full rebuild mode but there are more questions than answers in the nation’s capital. They brought in Case Keenum from Denver but then also drafted Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick of the draft. Both should take over with Alex Smith is indefinitely out after a horrific leg injury. Landon Collins was added to their defense and pass rusher Montez Sweat was drafted in the first round.
The Eagles have the easiest schedule to start the 2019 season with the likes of Washington, Atlanta and Detroit in their early itinerary. They did struggle against the Redskins, falling behind by 17 points before pulling off victory from the hands of defeat. Carson Wentz looked good throwing for 313 yards with 3 touchdowns in his first game since week 14 of last season. DeSean Jackson impressed in his homecoming, catching eight passes for 154 total yards and the Eagles gained a total of 436 yards.
Philly has the tools to win it all and despite a sloppy first half on opening week, the high-powered offense was on full display to finish that game. It was just one game but it clearly showed how potent the Eagles’ offense can be. That said, I think the Eagles are primed to win the NFC East Division this season. Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles