The 2012 NFL season is right around the corner (approximately 90 days, if anyone is counting), so it’s about that time to pick apart the rosters and predict the best and worst players in the NFC East.
The NFC East is one of the toughest divisions, with arguably the best rivalries. Of course, what makes the division particularly interesting this year is that the New York Giants are the defending Super Bowl champions. And to make things even sweeter, the 2012 season kicks off with the Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5.
Last season, the Giants eliminated the Cowboys from advancing to the playoffs and then the Big Blue made it all the way to a Super Bowl victory. Now, that's going to be a good game to watch. The Cowboys are sure to play with a vengeance.
What else adds fire to the mix? The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins have had a long-standing, traditional rivalry. On top of that, the Washington fans never like it when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town. Eagles and Redskins fans have developed an intense, if not intimate, rivalry in the northeast.
Many of the players in the division were rookies last year and made quite an impact. They are expected to come into this season with team-leading statistics and explosive play.
The NFC East will be the division to watch this 2012 season.
Here’s a rundown of who will be each team’s best and worst players in 2012.