2017 NFC East Projections Total Wins Betting Prediction

NFC East Predictions 2017

The Dallas Cowboys won the NFC East last season thanks to the rookie tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

This year, they will be trying to win the division for a second consecutive season, but will face tough tests from the New York Giants, who returned to prominence last season, and the Philadelphia Eagles, who showed some promise behind rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.

Will the Cowboys repeat as NFC East Champs? Check out our division futures preview to find out.

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NFC East Division 2017 Win Total Predictions

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys are projected to win 9.5 games this season.

Last year, Dallas won 13 games and finished with the best record in the NFC, but they were upset by the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Elliott, who broke a lot of team records last season, might miss at least four games due to a domestic violence incident last year, but the Cowboys have the best offensive line in the league and should be able to weather his absence with Darren McFadden in the backfield.

Head coach Jason Garrett is expected open up the playbook for Prescott this season, after the second year player spent most of last year throwing short passes, so expect to see big numbers from Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.

This year, Prescott and Elliott have more experience. But, I’m still not certain Prescott will have another Pro Bowl worthy year and Elliot, well, he’ll have to sort out his personal problems first.

Arguably, the Boys look like the team to beat in the NFC East, but there are still a lot of open questions that bother me such as, can the entire offensive line stay healthy or that Dez Bryant once more dominates.

Dallas also amped up the defense with the presence of Taco Charlton, Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis with their first three picks. However, none of these guys have been tested in the pros yet so they still have to prove their salt.

The schedule isn’t too harrowing if you don’t consider back-to-back road games early on against the Broncos and Cardinals that could tip things against them, but we’ll see.

While I expect Prescott to regress a little, I still see the Cowboys winning more than 10 games this year.

  • Over/Under Prediction: OVER 10

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia is projected to win eight games this season.

The Eagles started out strong last year, but eventually came down to earth and finished at the bottom of the division with a 7-9 record.

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz impressed with his poise and decision making, and should be even better this year.

They’ve also given Wentz a few new pieces to work with by taking on Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency along with Mack Hollins, Donnel Pumphrey and Shelton Gibson in the draft.

The Eagles defense was a big reason they failed to finish over .500 last year, but the team addressed the issue by shoring up the defense in the offseason with additions like Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots last season.

The Eagles’ schedule definitely doesn’t favor them with three of their first four games being on the road and a home game until late September.

If the defense holds up, I think the Eagles will surprise some teams and finish the season with more than eight wins.

  • Over/Under Prediction: OVER 8

New York Giants

New York is projected to win nine games this year.

Last offseason, the Giants defense was the team’s priority and the plan worked, as their improved defense helped them get back into the playoffs.

With a year under their belt, expect the defense to once again keep the team in games. Players such as Jason Pierre-Paul and Damon Harrison and Landon Collins are quality players and could have another outstanding year.

Offensively, Eli Manning should play better than last year, that is, if he gets adequate pass protection. But, the fact the offensive line wasn’t upgraded and Ereck Flowers is still on Eli’s blind side doesn’t give me too much confidence.

Odell Beckham Jr. is lobbying for a new contract so expect him to put up big numbers. The ground game is a bit of a concern because I’m not too sure on how Paul Perkins will fare out, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The Giants’ schedule features the first seven games against potential playoff teams, four of them are also on the road, so it’s a harrowing road for New York.

The Giants defeated the Cowboys twice last year and won’t be intimidated by Dallas this season. I expect New York to win more than nine games.

In fact, even if the Cowboys are the favorite to win the division, I think the Giants will be the NFC East champs.

  • Over/Under Prediction: OVER 9

Washington Redskins

The Redskins are projected to win 7.5 games.

Washington had one of the worst offseasons of any team in the NFC East because they lost their top two receivers, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, and failed to lock Kirk Cousins up to a long-term contract.

However, they did get Terrelle Pryor at a bargain and there are still Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson which could turn out to be great assets in Cousins’ air attack.

They also grabbed Jonathan Allen in the draft, and if he’s healthy enough he could play a big role in the defense.

Their schedule doesn’t necessarily help them much, with their bye coming before a game against the 49ers. They’re also sandwiched with games against the AFC West and NFC West which is tough, but it’s what they’re up against so they’ll have to figure it out.

With fewer offensive weapons to work with, I don’t see the Redskins winning more than seven games.

  • Over/Under Prediction: UNDER 8

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