Atlanta Falcons: Ranking the NFC Divisions

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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs past Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

3. NFC East

It gets a little tough to call here, and some may even say the NFC East is the strongest division in the conference.

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And those people may have a point. There is plenty of talent in this division, and it starts with the current champions, the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys posted a remarkable 12-4 record last year, but lost a key component of that run in DeMarco Murray. Fortunately for the NFC East, he landed at the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles will be looking to regain control of the East, and it should set up a good battle down the stretch. If Sam Bradford can stay healthy, Philadelphia will feature a multi-talented offense.

Don’t rule out the New York Giants, either. There are still some concerns on defense, but assuming Victor Cruz can return to full health, the Giants arguably have the best wide receiver combination in football.

Cruz’s health is the big worry, and it’s expected he will be eased into action as the season starts.

It doesn’t seem right putting the NFC East so low, but my reasoning is they don’t own one of the two truly elite NFC teams, in my opinion. I believe the 2014 NFC Championship teams remain at the top. Not only that, I predict the Wild Card berths to land in the other two divisions.

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