by Ryan Meehan
In recent years, the NFC East has been highly regarded as one of the hardest divisions in professional sports. This is largely due to the fact that these four teams are well known for beating the living hell out of each other until they are virtually unrecognizable.
Last year was a bit of a freak on the control chart. The Giants underachieved which is not uncommon for them to do following a Super Bowl victory. The Cowboys were not nearly as good as their .500 record showed. And the Philadelphia Eagles had a season in which they lost eight in a row and 11 out of their last 12. To put things into perspective, here are everyone’s records from 2012:
Washington Redskins (10-6) (Lost to Seattle in first round of playoffs)
New York Giants (9-7) (Did not qualify)
Dallas Cowboys (8-8) (Did not qualify)
Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) (Did not qualify or compete)