The records in the NFC East weren't pretty in 2011, but the teams also spent most of the season beating each other up.
The New York Giants finished 9-7 but won the Super Bowl, while the Philadelphia Eagles (8-8), Dallas Cowboys (8-8) and Washington Redskins (5-11) all had bad seasons but possess plenty of talent.
The Giants may actually take a step back in 2012, but the Eagles look much better, as do the Cowboys. Meanwhile, the addition of Robert Griffin III to the Redskins should make their offense dynamic. Matching RG3 up with tight end Fred Davis, running back Roy Helu and receiver Pierre Garcon should make him even better.
The Cowboys' defense was terrible last season but with the addition of rookie Morris Claiborne and free-agent Brandon Carr, the secondary is incredibly improved.
Meanwhile, the Eagles finished the season on a four-game win streak.
The NFC East division barely edges out the NFC South because of its depth.