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NFL Picks Week 10: Race for NFC East Will Be Wide Open After This Weekend

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 06:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots on November 6, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 24-20.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 13, 2011

Although we are entering Week 10 of the 2011 NFL season, there are still many divisions where there is no clear favorite that can walk away with the title of champions.

The NFC East may not have the closest race, but after this weekend it's very possible that all four teams are back in the hunt for the division championship and a playoff berth.

The New York Giants currently lead the race with a 6-2 record. However, they are entering a ridiculously difficult stretch in coming weeks.

They pulled off a fantastic win last week against the Patriots. This weekend they won't see similar results with the 49ers.

San Francisco boasts a tough defense. They will knock the Giants back down to a 6-3 record.

The Dallas Cowboys are currently battling back into the hunt at a 4-4 record. They also have a difficult matchup this weekend, but it's very winable.

The Buffalo Bills have looked strong this season, but they have struggled with inconsistencies. This Cowboys team is still considered by many to be the most talented in the division. If they quit making stupid mistakes they could improve to 5-4 and trail New York by just one game after this week.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins round out the bottom of the NFC East. Both have been disappointing, sitting at 3-5 records.

They each also have much easier opponents this week.

The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Arizona Cardinals. The Washington Redskins take on the Miami Dolphins.

If both win they will each be sitting at 4-5.

A spread of 6-3 at the top of the division to 4-5 at the bottom really makes the NFC East anybody's to take.

The winner of this division could be decided in the final weeks of the season when these teams face off against one another.

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