With just three weeks to go, the NFC East doesn't have a single team with a winning record. The
None of the NFC East teams are favored to win their games this weekend, even though all four are playing at home. There's a good chance that no team in the NFC East will end the season with a winning record. That such a scenario is not just possible but pretty likely showcases the sad state of the NFC East this year.
The Giants host the Panthers, and only 10% of the BTB readers participating in our Pick 256 Challenge like the Giants for the win. Those same readers give the Eagles even less of a chance (4%) against the Cardinals, and only 37% like the Redskins' chances against the Bills. None of which helps the Cowboys, who only get 39% of the Pick 256 vote, a pretty clear signal that fan confidence in this season is just about done.
Here's an overview of how the votes went for all the Week 15 games.
|Week 15 Picks, 188 participants
|TEN @ NE (-14)||New England||100%|
|CLE @ SEA (-15)||Seattle||98%|
|KC (-7) @ BAL||Kansas City||97%|
|CHI @ MIN (-5.5)||Minnesota||96%|
|ARI (-3.5) @ PHI||Arizona||96%|
|CAR (-4.5) @ NYG||Carolina||90%|
|DET @ NO (-3)||New Orleans||80%|
|CIN (-5.5) @ SF||Cincy||76%|
|DEN @ PIT (-7)||Pittsburgh||74%|
|ATL @ JAC (-3.5)||Jacksonville||73%|
|GB (-3) @ OAK||Green Bay||71%|
|HOU @ IND (-2)||Houston||65%|
|BUF (-2) @ WAS||Buffalo||63%|
|NYJ (-3.5) @ DAL||NY Jets||61%|
|MIA @ SD (-1.5)||Miami||53%|
|TB @ STL (-1)||Tampa Bay||52%|
Any way you look at it, the NFC East is in awful shape this year. And it's absolutely maddening that winning the East would have been a walk in the park if Tony Romo had stayed healthy.
Here's a link to the Excel file with all the picks for Week 15, for those who are interested in tracking the results themselves.
Once you open the file, you'll see a blue title bar into which you can enter the winning teams to see where you end up among all participants. The title bar is currently populated with the winner of the Thursday game, as well as the consensus picks for the remaining games. If you want to see how you fared during or after the weekend games, simply input your own picks into the title bar and see how many correct picks you have.
In any case, have fun with the file and good luck with your picks.