NFC East

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1. Dallas Cowboys

It’s assumed that Mike McCarthy will avoid the same head scratching decisions that led to Jason Garrett’s exit in Dallas.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

A lot has to go right, but they are fortunate they play in an extremely weak division.

3. New York Giants

The future looks good at quarterback and running back, but there is still plenty of work to be done elsewhere.

4. Washington Redskins

If Ron Rivera thought his last year in Carolina was a rough ride, this first year in Washington will take the cake. Continue reading

National League West

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+ – indicates injury

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

A stacked roster now has a former AL MVP in Mookie Betts to torment opposing pitchers.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

They took some important steps forward last season and now have Madison Bumgarner to anchor their staff.

3. San Diego Padres

This could be a big year for them with two high priced players (Hosmer and Machado) and a nice blend of up and coming talent around the diamond.

4. Colorado Rockies

Not much to speak of other than a very vocal star in Nolan Arenado not liking the direction of the club.

5. San Francisco Giants

They are a far cry from where they were 10 years ago.

Player to Watch: 3B Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies

Best Acquisition: OF Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers

New Kid on the Block: 2B Gavin Lux – Los Angeles Dodgers Continue reading

Week 8 Review of the NFL

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Mid-Season Report

We have arrived at the halfway point of the NFL season. Here’s a brief rundown of who are contenders, outsiders and are planning for next season. Continue reading

NFC East

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1. Dallas Cowboys

Assuming the Cowboys do pay Ezekiel Elliott, this is a talented roster that could push towards the Super Bowl.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

The salary cap crunch hasn’t caught up to them yet. There’s no safety net in Nick Foles should Carson Wentz go down.

3. New York Giants

While they didn’t do a complete overhaul this team is firmly in the hands of head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman.

4. Washington Redskins

Their defense and running game are their strengths, but can QB Case Keenum find that magic he had two years ago with Minnesota? Continue reading