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It's ridiculously too early for this, but I can't resist. Barring any major changes such as key injuries/acquisitions, here's how it looks like the NFC East is shaping up for 2009:

 

Giants - continuing success. Assuming they get Plax back for the next season as it appears they will, the Giants have not lost much thus far in the offseason. No major changes + winning team with a recent superbowl victory will probably = more success. Coughlin is not going to let his boys fall far. They'll finish with 11 or 12 wins.

Eagles - back to the usual mediocrity. They've lost Dawkins and Buckhalter among others. I don't see Andy Reid doing much more than enjoying a little more Denny's and hoping for the best. McNabb has not been consistent as of the last season or so (or for his entire career) and we will see more of the same from Philly next year. They will give us a good enough run to keep us excited but will finish with 7-9 wins.

Redskins - with the coaching in Washington (by that I mean the lack thereof) Haynesworth will not be able to single-handedly carry this team. 6-8 wins. Sure they have obtained the services of a couple good players in free agency so far, but good players DO NOT make a good team. A good team makes good players. Just look at the next team on the list.

Cowboys - d-r-a-m-a. The release/trade of Roy Williams is near, but it appears that T.O. will remain. More of the same. They will likely put together 9-10 wins and squeak into the playoffs, but barring Wade Phillips growing a pair or Jerry Jones having a heart attack, I don't see much chance of the 'boys putting together much of a playoff run.

And that's coming from someone who has a Cowboys poster on his bedroom wall that his wife absolutely hates but he insists on keeping up. (It doesn't match the flow of the room, apparently. Rooms have flow? But I digress.)

The draft usually does not provide an instant infusion of success - it will take a year or three to get the newly-drafted players up and running. Most of the time.

Predicted year-end results: Giants, Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins. Giants make the playoffs but not as the #1 seed in the NFC as they did this year, and the Cowboys squeak in by a tiny margin. The Eagles and Redskins don't make it, but make it at least entertaining.

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