NFC East ranked top division by CBS Sports
The NFC East was nothing short of dominant in 2022.
The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys all made it to the divisional round of the playoffs, becoming the first division to have three teams make it that far since 1997. Additionally, the division's .656 winning percentage was the third highest since the 2002 realignment as all four teams finished .500 or better.
CBS Sports' Jeff Kerr recently ranked the NFL divisions from 1-8, where the NFC East landed all the way at the top of the list. As the analyst wrote, "The best division in football got better" this offseason.
Here is what Kerr had to say about each NFC East team.
New York Giants
"The New York Giants were able to retain Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley while improving the pass catching situation for their quarterback. They should be better after having a strong offseason, while also improving the offensive line."
"The Philadelphia Eagles did lose some key pieces from their defense last season, but they were able to retain Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Philadelphia also had one of the top draft classes, getting younger on defense with Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith as the Eagles revamped a defensive line that had 70 sacks last year."
"While Philadelphia is the top contender to repeat in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys also got better on offense with Brandin Cooks and defense with Stephon Gilmore. Cooks should be an excellent No. 2 wide receiver to pair with CeeDee Lamb while Gilmore and Trevon Diggs form one of the best cornerback duos in football."
"Washington has another quarterback battle, but the Commanders were able to finish .500 (8-8-1) last year despite the position's struggles. If Sam Howell is as good as the Commanders make him out to be, this is a playoff team."
Here is how Kerr ranked all eight divisions:
- NFC East
- AFC East
- AFC North
- AFC West
- NFC West
- NFC North
- AFC South
- NFC South
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