Power Rankings the NFC East, Training Camp Edition

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Power Rankings the NFC East, Training Camp Edition
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The NFC East is that one true black-and-blue division in the NFL. Everybody hates everybody and everybody knows everybody pretty well. You will see a lot of upsets within this division because the defenses know the offenses pretty well and every game is filled with so much emotion.

What also makes this division so special is that there isn't really an elite team—yet—and there isn't really a bottom-feeder either. The Giants won the Super Bowl, but they squeaked into the playoffs and needed to win their last two games just to make the playoffs. The Redskins have spent a lot of time on the bottom of this division, but I wouldn't call them a bottom-feeder. They may have the least talented team in the division, but they did beat the Super Bowl champion Giants twice last season.

Ranking this division is actually pretty difficult. The top three teams finished within a game of each other. The bottom three teams all did a lot to improve their roster as well. Every team in this division should expect to see an increase in wins this season. That doesn't mean that all four teams will win more games this season, but they have done enough to believe that they should.

These franchises have also done a pretty good job of keeping their coaching staffs intact. Andy Reid has been running the Eagles since 1999. Tom Coughlin has been with the Giants since 2004. Mike Shanahan and Jason Garrett have been the head coaches of their teams since 2010. That means neither team has had to learn a new offense or get used to a new head coach and his way of doing things for the last two seasons. Continuity leads to consistency in the NFL.

Rankings these four teams from worst to first is difficult because you know you will be wrong. Things are never as they seem in the NFC East.

Here are my NFC East power rankings and a breakdown of each team heading into the season.

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