NFL PREVIEW: NFC East Forecast & Early Predictions

In preparation for the upcoming NFL football season, here are team-by-team forecasts highlighting key information that you can actually use to cash in next season. These team forecasts are designed to provide insight on predicting total teams wins, so that you can take advantage of the value found in wagering on the Total Team Wins futures propositions.

NFC East: Predictions

Philadelphia Eagles: Prediction Over 9.5 Wins - The Eagles finished the regular season with an impressive string of wins and they head into next year as the team to beat in the NFC East. Philadelphia will need to make some improvements to their offense, but will have (QB) Donovan McNabb back in action leading the attack. With versatile (RB) Brain Westbrook's ability to make big plays, the Philadelphia offense should be back in high gear.

There is always a lot of pressure on McNabb to finally deliver a championship to Philadelphia. With some off-season improvements, the Eagles should once again reach the double-digit mark in wins this year.

Dallas Cowboys: Prediction Over 9 Wins - The Cowboys had a great rebound season earning 9 wins. Much of that success was due to Dallas top-ranked defense and the emergence of (QB) Tony Romo leading the offense.

Several upgrades to the offensive paid off, especially with the addition of (WR) Terrell Owens. Dallas also has a pair of solid running backs with Julius Jones & Marion Barber, so they can also move the ball effectively on the ground.

The QB situation took an unexpected turn last year with (QB) Drew Bledsoe losing his job early to career backup Tony Romo. Romo was able to make an immediate impact on the team, turning around the season and giving the Cowboys a shot at the division title.

On defense the Cowboys have made some strides developing their 3-4 setup and the addition of new head coach Wade Phillips, should go along away to improving this unit even further. Look for the defense to be even stronger next season, which should take this team over the 9 win mark and seriously challenge for the NFC East title.

New York Giants: Prediction Over 8 Wins - The Giants are another team entering the season with several personnel changes hoping to improve on a mediocre season. New York got off to a red-hot start winning 6 of their first 8 games, but faded down the stretch going only (2-6) in their last 8 & were lucky to backdoor themselves into the playoffs.

Offensively, the Giants are going to have to fill the void left by the retirement of All-Pro (RB) Tiki Barber. Second-year (RB) Brandon Jacobs looked great at times during the season, but also stumbled, so it is questionable whether he can be relied on as an every-down-player. To help elevate this potential problem, NY acquired veteran (RB) Ruben Droughns from the Cleveland Browns. Droughns should be a good fit sharing carries with Jacobs.

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