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2023 NFC East Preview and Best Bets

Bill Christy
Written by Bill Christy
July 10, 2023
2023 NFC East Preview and Best Bets

We are creeping ever closer to the start of the 2023 NFL Season and as we do, we will be previewing each division and giving out our best bets for each divisional winner and over/under for each team’s win totals.

We strongly encourage our readers to not follow these futures blindly, nor follow each one of them. So many things happen during just the preseason, let alone the entire season that would totally change the direction of a team and derail a future ticket.

So, without further ado, let us dive into what we believe will be the most intriguing division in the upcoming season. The NFC East has many storylines for this season but before going into each team, let us look at the current odds to win this year's divisional crown.

Current Odds to Win 2023 NFC East

Latest Odds from FanDuel SportsBook

Team Odds
Philadelphia Eagles -110
Dallas Cowboys +175
New York Giants +750
Washington Commanders +1000

Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under WINS: 11.5

Last season was a magical run by the Eagles after having nearly 0 preseason expectations. This season, the expectations are sky high and there is a ton of pressure on head coach Nick Sirianni and QB Jalen Hurts. They finished last season as the #2 ranked offense and #7 ranked defense. KC, San Fran, and Buffalo punctuate what will arguably the toughest schedule in the league.

Offensively, the birds should be among one of the best in the league once again. The line will have staples Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce back. They did let Miles Sanders go but brought in D’Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny to go with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.

Hurts will have AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith on the outside and one of the best tight ends in Dallas Goedert. One of the most underrated signings was Olamide Zaccheaus from the Falcons. While he may not be a big name, his versatility in this offense will be a sneaky weapon for Hurts.

Defensively, the Eagles secured Darius Slay and James Bradberry for their secondary. In the draft, they added Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith to an already stout defensive line.

While we believe the Eagles can make another run to the Super Bowl, the strength of schedule is too tough for them to go over 11 wins this season. If forced to choose between the wins total and division winner, we would lay the -125 for the division.

The pick: Eagles Under 11.5 & Division Winner -125

Dallas Cowboys Over/Under WINS: 9.5

2022-2023 ended in ugly fashion for the Cowboys. They were only able to score 12 points while Dak Prescott added fuel to the fire for his haters as he tossed 2 costly picks.

They added Brandin Cooks in the offseason to give Dak another weapon to go with CeeDee Lamb. Like their rival Eagles, Dallas has a seriously tough schedule this season. However, they are still eyeing a divisional title and will be in contention with the Eagles.

Defensively, the Boys ranked 6th in the league in points allowed last season at 19.7ppg. In the offseason, Stephon Gilmore was added to bolster their secondary. Offensively, they let Zeke go and handed the reigns over to Tony Pollard as workhorse.

However, it will all depend on Dak’s health and production. He will need to stay healthy and avoid throwing timely interceptions for which he has been known to do.

We believe the release of Zeke will benefit the Cowboys. Pollard showed last season that he could carry the offense. If he can stay healthy, the Cowboys will contend with Philly for the division. We expect them to sneak in for 10 wins this season.

The pick: Cowboys OVER 9.5 wins

New York Giants Over/Under WINS: 7.5

The G-Men’s 2022-2023 season was a tale of 2 seasons within 1. After starting 6-1, they faltered the rest of the way to a 4-7-1 mark. They still were able to sneak into the playoffs and even knocked off Minnesota on the road 31-24.

They then faced the Eagles for the 3rd time and got sent home 38-7. They ranked 18th in offensive scoring and a sorry 22nd in points allowed last season.

They did add Deonte Banks through the draft to help with the secondary and Darren Waller through free agency to help Daniel Jones and the offense. Parris Campbell and Jamison Crowder should also help the receiving core.

The defense has the talent to be better this season if they can stay healthy. Dexter Lawrence and Kayvon Thibodeaux will lead the group that needs to figure out how to stop the run. They allowed an average of 146.3 yards per game on the ground which ranked 28th in the league.

While Brian Daboll was able to turn things around early last season, it seemed as though the league figured him out quickly after. We see a bit of a regression this season and that is why we are going with the under here.

The pick: Giants Under 7.5 wins

Washington Commanders Over/Under WINS: 6.5

The Commanders thought they had things figured out at the midway point of the season last year. They began the season 1-4 but followed that with winning 6 of their next 7. However, a 1-3-1 finish to the season left them on the outside looking in to the playoffs.

The defense is what sustained them last season. They held opponents to 20.2ppg which ranked them 8th in the league. While they were strong on defense, their offense could only put up an average of 18.9ppg which was 24th in the league.

Over the offseason, the Commanders drafted Sam Howell out of UNC, and he will be getting the start from Week 1. Jacoby Brissett was also added through free agency and will serve as backup to start the season.

Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson will be a decent 1-2 punch in the backfield and Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson hope to take another leap forward and give Howell some options down field.

Eric Bienemy was also brought in to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator after years of directing Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense. He is likely to get the offense playing at a higher level but just how high will be a question mark.

We believe it will be enough for the Commanders to overtake the Giants in the 3rd spot of the division this season.

The pick: Commanders Over 6.5 wins

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