This is the final installment, as RDM looks at each NFL team’s over/under. We finish up back east with the NFC East teams. Check out all of the 2011 win total over/unders here.
There are some big over/under numbers in the NFC East. Specifically, there are 3 teams with a number greater than or equal to9. I would think that the chances that all three reach even 8 wins is somewhat unlikely. However, 3 NFC east teams have won 8 games or more in 5 of the last 6 seasons. That’s an incredible stat. That shows how dominant this division has been over the previous handful of seasons.
Eagles — 10.5
Philadelphia — the home to the 2011 “Dream Team”. Hey, I didn’t say it. They did. Now they have to back it up.
The Eagles success last season was a rather large surprise. Kolb went out, Vick came in. The rest is history. It was fun to watch for all NFL fans. Mainly, it was more of a landmark moment for fantasy owners. In our league WaWaFan (Philly’s own) got Vick and LeSean McCoy in the final two rounds of our draft. What a surprise boost that was for his team last year. Moreover, this means he has the two most unbelievable keepers this season.
But can the Eagles take that next step with Vick at the helm? Vick has only started 16 games once in his career. For the Eagles to win 11+ games, Mike Vick will need to start.
I do think Philly’s schedule is rather favorable. I can’t put my trust in a Vick led team to win 11+ games. I’d take him in fantasy football though. But I have to do it…
My Pick: Under
Redskins — 6
I was about to start this with; “There are some positive things happening in Washington.” Then I tried to think of some — nothing really comes to mind. Snyder is still writing the checks. Shanahan is still the head man. These should be good things. However, the way things have started out in D.C., who knows.
The ‘Skins will head into the season without a strong QB choice. Rather than a perennial playoff bound QB, the team has Rex Grossman and John Beck. Whoever the QB ends up being, they will be throwing to the ageless Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffney. An offense that was ranked 25th in 2010 might stand to get worse in 2011. It’s a bit of a crap shoot, but…
My Pick: Under