Let’s make some assumptions. Let’s assume the Dallas Cowboys pull their usual folding act in December. That means that this week the Cowboys buckle under to the San Diego Chargers, a loss that would put them at 8-5. Should that happen, the implications of this Eagles vs Giants game will be monumental. A win would put the Philadelphia Eagles on top of the NFC East, a scenario few envisioned after the Eagles tepid start. Should the New York Giants come out on top, a logjam of 8-5 teams would occupy the NFC East and how it all turns out is anyone’s guess.
While the NFC east is always an interesting race, the 2009 NFL season could be a real nail biter. The Cowboys haven’t convinced me that they’re for real. They’ve already started December with a loss, an unconfortable pattern of the last few seasons. The Giants haven’t convinced anyone that they have what it takes to go on a tear and probably won’t have anyone convinced until they actuall do it. The Eagles seem to be playing the most consistent football, and if Westbrook comes back, wouyld be the favorites in my opinion. Stll, with the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings dominating the NFC, it’s hard to expect a Super Bowl participant coming out of the NFC East.