By Dan Miccio
Let’s be honest, the NFC East seemed like it was, and still is, the worst division in the NFL. That being said, the Washington Football Team has changed the course of the season in the second half of the season.
After starting 2-6 on the season, it looked like this team was going to be just as bad as they had been in 2019. Since then they have gone 4-1, bringing their season record to 6-7 and now hold a one game lead over the New York Giants for the division lead.
This team is drastically different from the first half version of themselves. The defense is locking it down with a phenomenal defensive front, led by 2020 first round pick Chase Young, who showed off his skill set last week scoring a touchdown on a fumble recovery. The offense is becoming more efficient behind the greatest human interest story in the league: veteran quarterback Alex Smith (who is out this week with a calf injury). However, this offense is not good by any stretch.
They are my pick to win their division. This week’s game against the Seahawks does not look good for the Football Team, but finishing the season against the Panthers and Eagles, I could easily see Washington going 8-8 to win the NFC East. The Giants have games against Cleveland, Baltimore and Dallas to wrap up the season and I do not see this team winning all three games. The Eagles would have to win out as well to overtake Washington and Dallas would have to win out and hope Washington loses at least once.