NFL Mid-Season Review: NFC East

NFC East

We are halfway through the 2017 NFL Season and nothing has gone as expected.  Just the way we like it.  The only thing predicable about the NFL is how unpredictable it is.  So let’s take a look at where it all went wrong for the teams with our NFC East review of the halfway point of the season.

Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)

The Philadelphia Eagles feel like the team of destiny this season.  They have an MVP candidate at quarterback, an exciting defense and one of the most fun offenses in football.  Unfortunately, history has shown that the destiny of the Eagles is to be eliminated in the NFC championship game.

Dallas Cowboys (5-3)

The story of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 has been whether or not Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended this season.  This has been the only interesting thing that is happening withe the Cowboys this season.  Hopefully, Elliott’s status for the season will be resolved soon, so I can go back to not paying attention to the Dallas Cowboys.

Washington Redskins (4-4)

If Washington and Kirk Cousins cannot agree to a contract extension for next season, Washington will be forced to use the franchise tag on Cousins an unprecedented third time.  That means they will have to pay him $30 million to play for them in 2018.  Based on how this season is going for them, most experts agree the money won’t make up for the fact that he’d have to play for the Washington Redskins.

New York Giants (1-7)

It is amazing how the New York Giants are so bad at so many aspects of football, but just seem unable to lose with the same level of style and panache as veteran losers like the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers.  Luckily for them, it looks like they are going to have years ahead of them to get good at losing with style.

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