Fact or Fiction: NFC East

The additions of Owens and Kearse should secure a fourth straight division title for the Eagles.

Updated: July 1, 2004, 11:29 AM ET
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Each week during ESPN.com's offseason overviews we'll have two of our experts debate an issue for each division in Fact or Fiction. Today's Fact or Fiction question: The additions of Owens and Kearse should secure a fourth straight division title for the Eagles.

Fact or Fiction: The additions of Owens and Kearse should secure a fourth straight division title for the Eagles.
Mark Schlereth
Mark Schlereth
FACT

The Eagles had one major problem on offense last season and that was a lack of a big-time receiver. Terrell Owens is going to open this offense up and give QB Donovan McNabb the receiving threat he's lacked throughout his career. Defensively, Jevon Kearse gives excellent defensive coordinator Jim Johnson another tool to work with to stop the Eagles up and coming divisional foes. There's no doubt that the Eagles can get it done again this season.
Merril Hoge
Merril Hoge
FICTION

Washington is still a better team than Philadelphia and will win the division. Too much is being made of Philadelphia's acquisitions when they didn't do as well as the Redskins. It's Clinton Portis' move to Washington that's going to decide this division, not Owens and Kearse's.

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