NFC East Odds: Redskins Are Favored to Win Division but What Team Will Win It?

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NFC East Odds: Redskins Are Favored to Win Division but What Team Will Win It?
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Time to play Cowboys and Indians.

The NFC East has long been considered the best division in NFL history and for good reason.

The Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and New York Giants have combined to win 11, or nearly one quarter of all Vince Lombardi Trophies handed out by season's end.

Even though the Philadelphia Eagles don't bring any hardware to the table, their two Super Bowl appearances help the NFC East account for more than 40 percent of the NFC teams playing in the final game of the year.

Teams don't squeak through to division titles either. Since the division was established in 1967 only two division winners have finished with less than 10 wins according to Wikipedia.com.

Dallas finished with nine wins back in 1967. The missing piece of information is Dallas only played 14 games that season. To think they wouldn't win one more game with a 16-game schedule would be foolish. In fact, they beat the Cleveland Browns 52-14 in the playoffs before falling to the Green Bay Packers 21-17 in the Ice Bowl.

The Washington Redskins managed to win the division with eight wins in 1982. It's pretty impressive when you consider a strike shortened the schedule to nine games. The Redskins went on to win Super Bowl XVII 27-17 against the Miami Dolphins.

This year the division could hit a new low.

Washington currently leads the division at 3-1, but it doesn't seem like anyone believes. New York is a logical choice to overtake the Redskins, but does anyone trust Eli Manning? Speaking of trust, how can anyone back Tony Romo?

And then there's Philadelphia.

The team with the most talented individuals are off to a horrific 1-4 start but could be within striking distance if they can beat Washington this weekend.

Washington is currently the favorite to win the division according to sportsbetting.com after five weeks. Can they hold on to win it by the end of week 17?

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