As I mentioned in my last article, the world has not given me a chance to chat with the ladies on the OTFB Podcast recently, so I had an idea. I’d write a fun article to make up for it.
Training camp has started and the dawn of a new season is upon us. And you know how each team has a hashtag that the NFL randomly assigns each year? Well, I just did the NFC North unofficial hashtags, and now I’m ready to take on the NFC East.
It isn’t going to be what the NFL may give the team (but if it is, I’m just going to assume that great minds think alike), but a hashtag of a word or phrase that I think will embody the team this season. Let’s see how it goes!
The NFL playoffs have begun! With the expanded playoff field, there were two full days of football, with three games on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday featured two games for the NFC, bringing together two heated division rivals, a goat, and a hungry 7-9 team.
I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of the expanded playoffs. I believe that the top two teams in each conference deserved a bye week. However, the expansion does let some of those fantastic teams who would just miss out on the playoffs in the old system, fight for the Lombardi. Let’s take a look at Saturday’s NFC battles.
Dayna O’Gorman covers the NFC West. And she has long contended that because of the talent in the division, it always comes down to the last few weeks of the season to determine the division winner. That always makes for an exciting finish and the division games that much more interesting. And when you could get 3 of the 4 in the playoffs, you know things are coming up roses.
Because of the season that the teams in the NFC East are having, I’ve got the opposite going on!
By the time you’re reading this, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has had his surgery, is most likely getting IV antibiotics, and has at least had one person from physical therapy visit him to get him up and moving.
My heart hurts for that young man. Absolutely hurts.
So, let’s take a second to think about this here. There was no preseason. 3 of the 4 teams in the NFC East have new head coaches. There have to be some growing pains, right? Let’s look back on the week that was!
You know me, I like to do power rankings. I feel like they’re totally useless, and are essentially a hyped-up version of “Who’s Hot and Who’s Not” when the more established columnists/sites do them.
I, on the other hand, like to have fun with them when I do them and bring in some interesting/different reasons for why I rank the teams the way I do. But you know me, and I enjoy doing things for fun. So, as we kick off Week 1 in the NFL, here’s how I have the NFC East looking.
I’ve written before how the NFC West is considered one of, if not the most competitive divisions in football. The first week of the 2020 season should highlight why so many see it that way.
A divisional matchup, a game against an NFC favorite, and a mentor/mentee coaching battle, early games, late games, primetime games…Week 1 has a lot going on for all four teams. And in this division, one that could be decided by a very small margin, every game counts. Let’s take a look around Week 1 in the NFC West.