Despite a disappointing 8-8 season in 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles enter 2012 with expectations to once again compete strongly for the NFC East. The team enjoyed an extremely successful offseason, acquiring key players via the NFL draft, trades and free agency.
Then again, the Eagles thought they had the ultimate offseason last year, and it backfired on them immensely. The Eagles lost four of their first five games, dropping themselves into such a deficit in the division that four straight wins to close the season couldn’t save them.
Winning the division in 2012 won’t be easy, not with the New York Giants coming off a Super Bowl championship, the Dallas Cowboys as strong as ever and the Washington Redskins having added top quarterback Robert Griffin III, but it is definitely possible.