SUPER Wild Card Saturday: NFC

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior NFL Reporter
NFC West/AFC West

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

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.

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The race to the top of the NFC East

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

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!

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Giving the NFC East a pass

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

We’ve all heard the jokes and seen the tweets and the memes about the NFC East. Or as some like to call it, the NFC Least.

And, while it is probably the worst division in football, I’d like to give it a pass for this year.

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What’s coming up in week 4 in the NFC East

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

The NFC East had an underwhelming performance in week 3 with 3 losses and a tie.  Yikes!

One can only hope that week 4 gets better for the division. But let’s see what’s coming up for the teams on Sunday.

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The week that was: Recapping week 2 in the NFC East

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

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!

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NFC East power rankings

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

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.

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NFC East 2020 Preview

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

We’re only days away from the start of a new season, and it’s time to check out the NFC East.  This go ’round, I went ahead and asked some fans how they are feeling. I like to do that every now and then. It allows me to interact with old and new friends, plus get a different perspective on the teams.

I checked in with some great people to give me their thoughts on how their team will do this season. I asked how they feel the season will go, predict the team’s record, and then someone who they feel will stand out this season.

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An eventful offseason in Washington

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Look, it’s been a long quarantine for everyone.  I mean, I haven’t gotten my hair done since January.  Yes…January.  It’s not pretty y’all.

But it’s been even longer for the new Washington Football Team.

Let’s start with the much-needed name change. If there is one thing in life we all know well, it’s that money talks. After years of back and forth about the name of the team, Fed Ex put Dan Snyder’s team on notice, and good for them. Change your name or lose our money. The name was offensive, and regardless of how you feel, the name was a slur. It needed to change.

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