2022 NFC predictions and where the Chicago Bears might land

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2022 NFC Predictions and where the Chicago Bears finish: NFC East

Up next we will look at an NFC division that constantly has parity. Too often, the NFC East division comes down to the wire and is decided by one or two games. More often lately, the winner of the division has been either the Dallas Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles. Will one of these teams reign supreme once again?

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys made a trade with the Cleveland Browns that I still am on record of wanting Ryan Poles to have made. Trading a fifth-round pick for Amari Cooper was highway robbery for the Browns. Cooper would have made the Chicago Bears wide receiver group look pretty solid and he’s still young at only 28 years old. He could have been a building block for the next three to four years.

That aside, the Dallas Cowboys still have plenty of firepower on both sides of the football. CeeDee Lamb is now the top wide receiver. They still have Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard running the football behind a very solid offensive line. Micah Parsons is the top player on defense and this team should find its way into the playoffs.

New York Giants

The New York Giants hired a new general manager in Joe Schoen. Schoen brought in his former offensive coordinator out of Buffalo to be the new head coach. Brian Daboll was my top option as head coach this offseason for the Chicago Bears, but I am liking what Matt Eberflus is bringing to the table. This team has some talent, but I don’t trust Daniel Jones to be good enough for them to put anything solid together.

Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts is a better quarterback than he is perceived. With the addition of A.J. Brown, I like what the offense can bring to the table. DeVonta Smith and Brown are a solid one-two punch. I’m not thrilled with their running back group, but it’s good enough. They also have some holes on defense, but overall, this should be a solid team that pushes for a playoff spot.

Washington Commanders

Look, I love Ron Rivera as a head coach, but there is no way this team does enough to win consistently in 2022. Trading for Carson Wentz wasn’t an awful idea, but thinking he can lead them to a playoff run is crazy. The team will go as far as the defense takes them — not far enough.

NFC Predictions: NFC East

  1. Dallas Cowboys*
  2. Philadelphia Eagles*
  3. Washington Commanders
  4. New York Giants

Both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles (Wild Card) will make the playoffs.