We are approximately two weeks until the New York Giants begin their 2016 season when they play Dallas. Since 2005, the winner of the NFC East has a different winner as the competition has gotten tougher. The New York Giants have not won the division since 2011 when they would go on to win Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots for the second time in four years.
Here are three reasons why the Giants will win the NFC East in 2016.
The Giants have a rather easy schedule in 2016 as they are facing many teams who had a sub .500 season in 2015. The only teams who the Giants play who had a winning record in 2015 are the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFC East is wide open
Like mentioned, the NFC has not had the consecutive winners since 2004, when the Eagles won it in 2003 and 2004. If you look at the other NFC East teams and you, see a flaw in every one of the teams. Dallas is going to be having their offense lead by a rookie QB; Philadelphia has a new head coach, and you never know what type of Washington team you are going to get.
Also if you look at the starting QBs in the East you have Dallas going with Dak Prescott, the Redskins are going with Kirk Cousins who has done well, and the Eagles are going with either Sam Bradford or Carl Wentz. Out of those four QBs, I would rather go with Eli Manning.
If the Giants Wide Receivers core of Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr, and Sterling Shepard stay healthy, this season could be a promising year for the Giants offensively. Since Victor and Odell have been members of the New York Giants, they have either both been injured, or one of them have been. If they can both perform well and be healthy, then the Giants could have one of the most lethal combinations among Wide Receivers in football.