Do the Redskins, Giants, Eagles, or Cowboys have what it takes to go all the way?
No, at least for now. The Redskins have a decent defense (although they should pick up a good linebacker at some point, London Fletcher is getting old) but the main problem lies on offense.
The most that can be said about the offense is that Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, and Anthony Armstrong are pretty good players. Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams look to be solid, but 2011 is a make-or-break year for them.
Meanwhile, the O-line could afford some help and they need a competent, non-John Beck player under center. If the Skins can get two first-round picks in 2012 and nail an OT and a QB, they could jumpstart their rebuilding process.
If Tyron Smith turns out to be a quality player, that could really help the Cowboys' chances in 2011. However, they aren't ready to win a Super Bowl yet. They need a QB who can be a leader in tough situations, and believe it or not, another pass rusher.
DeMarcus Ware is a beast, but once they reach the playoffs the better teams in the conference will have methods of shutting him down. He needs a threat opposite him.
And I'm sure Cowboys fans have their fingers crossed that DeMarco Murray is the answer for the run game.
They definitely have a shot at the NFC Championship, if not the Super Bowl. They were one interception away from the possibility of making a deep run in the playoffs, and this year things will probably be different.
They have tremendous speed on offense as well as several playmakers and the defense isn't too shabby either, boasting DE Trent Cole and CB Asante Samuel. Look for the Eagles to be in some big games in January.
They may be the most capable team in the division. Eli Manning is a way better QB than everyone thinks, they may have the most potent rushing tandem in the league, and Hakeem Nicks and Chris Snee highlight a talented group of receivers and offensive linemen.
Their defense is where they need the most help, although they upgraded the secondary with Prince Amukamara and they have a dominant line.
The main problem is the LB position. The Giants really need to sign a talented LB, but the problem is the money used to sign one would take away from the money available to re-sign key free agents.
The Giants may have to go through 2011 with a mediocre linebacking corps, but they could still contend despite it.