2 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles won’t lose NFC East’s crown in 2020

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Carson Wentz (11) Jalen Reagor (18), Philadelphia Eagles
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There’s absolutely no way that the Philadelphia Eagles lose the NFC East, right?

Call it what you want. call it the NFC Least, the worst division in the NFL, or the worst division the league and its fans have ever seen. The only difference between what’s happening with 2020’s version of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Washington Football Team is all four members of the same division have fallen on hard times at the same time.

If one of them had an impressive record, we may not be having this conversation. Just look at what we’ve seen throughout history.

For some of you who are a bit younger, the NFC and NFC used to house three divisions apiece before the league was realigned in 2002. The NFC West used to be home to the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers, and the Los Angeles Rams. Crazy huh?

Those old school Niners teams spent a lot of time beating up on the Rams, Saints, and Falcons. Fast forward, and there was a New England Patriots dynasty that benefited partially because they landed the greatest head coach and quarterback tandem at the same time that their rivals (the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets, and the Miami Dolphins) all fell on hard times.

The NFC East is bad, but come on. We’ve seen worse. There has to be a winner though. There has to be a representative of this division in the NFL Playoffs, and unless the bottom falls out, you can expect the winner of this division to be Doug Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles. Here are two reasons why that’s the case.