Aug 4, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) works out during joint practice with the New England Patriots on day ten of training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Regular Season Predictions: NFC East

With the NFL season just around the corner, it’s time to throw out some wild predictions about how the teams will shape up and which players will thrive in 2014.

The NFC East was widely viewed as the worst division in the NFL from top to bottom. This year may not be much different, but there is some intriguing talent on all four rosters, and the divisional games will be as tense as they usually are, seeing as the division races always comes down to the final game one way or another.

Here are my predictions for the NFC East this season:

1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)

2. Washington Redskins (9-7)

3. Dallas Cowboys (7-9)

4. New York Giants (6-10)

This is a classic rundown of how the division tends to look like, and with their incredible offense, the Eagles should be able to come away with a winning-record in divisional games. I see the ‘Skins bouncing back this season with Jay Gruden as their coach and RGIII another year removed from knee surgery. The Cowboys are the x-factor here, returning a talented team back and another good offensive lineman to help their running game, if they choose to use it. As for the G-Men…look for this season to be Tom Coughlin’s last and to hear a lot of New York fans complaining on radio talk shows on both coasts.

Here are some individual awards for the division:

NFC East Offensive Player: LeSean McCoy, PHI

NFC East Defensive Player: Brian Orakpo, WSH

NFC East Rookie of the Year: Andre Williams, NYG

NFC East X-Factor: Darren Sproles, PHI

NFC Coach of the Year: Chip Kelly

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