Like I said earlier, to be the man in the NFC East, you have to beat the man. Currently, the New York Giants are "the man."
The Giants roared to the Super Bowl off the momentum of their 31-14 Week 17 win over the Cowboys that sent them to the playoffs, but they were also able to offset a couple of free-agent departures and get better at several spots.
The Giants were known as an aerial team as Eli Manning threw for 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2011. However, they'll add a running game after spending a first-round pick on the explosive David Wilson.
Wilson will split carries with the incumbent Ahmad Bradshaw to begin the season, but he'll likely take over as the season wears on due to Bradshaw's pitiful performance (659 yards, 3.9 yards per carry in 2011) and his weak feet (missed four games last year due to injury).
They've also been able to add another weapon to the passing game with the addition of second-round pick Rueben Randle, who should help offset the loss of Mario Manningham.
The Giants defense is still the status quo in New York. They'll get to the quarterback plenty with Justin Tuck (double-digit sacks in three of the last five seasons) and Jason Pierre-Paul (16.5 sacks in 2011).
The secondary is a bit worrisome with Prince Amukamara battling an ankle sprain, but shouldn't be a big concern as the season progresses.
The Giants have too much talent and experience not to walk away with the NFC East championship, but this division always seems to be one of the wildest in football, and any one of these four teams could walk away with it at the end of the year.