1. Philadelphia Eagles– A new era began in Philadelphia last season. Andy Reid was out and Chip Kelly was in. Chip was the architect of a fast paced offense in Oregon so he’d try to implement that in the pro’s now. Vick got hurt once again and Nick Foles came in and was very impressive. Shady emerged and put together a great season and he became such a vital piece to that offense. As the 2014 season approaches, the Eagles offense will have a much different look. No more DeSean, but they added Darren Sproles and Malcolm Jenkins was signed to help out that defense. Now that Foles is the guy moving forward, we will all see what type of season he has this year.
2. Dallas Cowboys– They had one of the best offenses in football last year. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the Cowboys can’t score and put points up on the board. Their biggest issue was that awful defense. They had such a hard time getting off the field and they couldn’t attempt to stop anything at all. A majority of that offense will be back this year. Dez has become a top four wide receiver and he along with Romo are one of the best QB/WR tandems in the league. This defense will have its questions asked about them yet again. Dallas released DeMarcus Ware and Sean Lee is done for the season with a torn ACL.
3. New York Giants– It was a very down year for the Giants in 2013. The offensive line was terrible, Eli threw way too many interceptions and the defense struggled all around. After an 0-6 start, the Giants almost made a comeback but lost key games that eliminated them from playoff contention down the stretch. The Giants made some key moves this off-season. Mario Manningham is back to complement Cruz in the receiving core. They signed Trindon Holliday and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from Denver and they also signed Rashard Jennings. They’ve made some good moves now we have to see how it all pans out.
4. Washington Redskins– It was a question we kept hearing all throughout the season. Did the Redskins rush RGIII back too soon? All that could go wrong for a football did go wrong for the Redskins. They lacked enthusiasm, they played terrible defense and couldn’t get off the field and you could just tell RGIII wasn’t the same. His mobility was limited and he couldn’t scramble around the pocket as much as he’s accustomed to doing. The Redskins will have a few newcomers this year. Jay Gruden is now the head coach and they also signed DeSean Jackson after the Eagles released him.
1. Giants (10-6)
2. Eagles (9-7)
3. Cowboys (8-8)
4. Redskins (6-10)
The Giants have made the moves to get back to the top of this division. They bolstered their running game with the signing of Jennings. Odell Beckham will be asked to make an immediate impact as the number two receiver alongside Victor Cruz. The offensive line must play better and the defense must play like they did when they won the Super Bowl in 2012. The Giants will go as far as Eli takes them.