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One thought to belong to the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, respectively, the NFC East and NFC North are pretty tight right now. The Philadelphia Eagles took the outright lead in the former, albeit by just a half-game as the 5-5 Cowboys remained idle. Right behind Dallas are the New York Giants, who won their fourth straight after that 0-6 start.

Among the Great Lakes teams, the first-place Detroit Lions lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers, dropping them into a tie with the Chicago Bears (victorious over the Baltimore Ravens). Those Packers, meanwhile, dropped their third in a row, continuing to struggle in the absence of Aaron Rodgers. What does the future hold for these divisions?


NFC East champ?

Will Nick Foles and the Eagles close the deal? Or do their rivals have something left?

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Which team will win the NFC East?

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NFC North champ?

Despite the best efforts of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Detroit still could be upended.

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Which team will win the NFC North?

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    59%
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    13%

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Out of the East?

From barely reaching the playoffs to going all the way -- could Eli Manning and the Giants do it again?

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Which of these NFC East teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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Out of the North?

If Aaron Rodgers can come back healthy, and if the Packers somehow get into the playoffs, would that make them a sleeper?

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Which of these NFC North teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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NFL Week 11: Redskins at Eagles

It might not be the best division, but the NFC East is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested. This becomes even more true if the Philadelphia Eagles -- they of a 5-5 record, a first-place tie and a stellar recent showing from quarterback Nick Foles -- can't snap their 10-game home losing streak Sunday. If not, that means Washington would be one step closer to repeating its 3-6-to-the-playoffs feat of 2012.

  • Which team will win Sunday's game in Philadelphia?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • How should Chip Kelly handle the Eagles' quarterback situation?

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      77%

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  • What grade would you give Eagles coach Chip Kelly this season?

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  • Will Robert Griffin III return to form this season?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have right now?

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      67%
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  • What chance does Washington (3-6) have of making the playoffs?

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  • Will Washington win a playoff game with Robert Griffin III at quarterback and Mike Shanahan as coach?

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The New York Giants started the season 0-6, and they're still in the race. Such is life in the NFC East, one of the league's most historic divisions -- and perhaps its weakest. The Philadelphia Eagles won in Green Bay on Sunday, moving them to 5-5 and into a tie with the Dallas Cowboys (who were hammered by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening). The Giants, meanwhile, are two games back and tied with the Washington Redskins. Which team takes the title?


Finish on top?

Will one of the .500 teams reach the postseason? Or will the others race to the finish?

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Which team will win the NFC East?

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    26%
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Winner winner?

The Cowboys play two teams with winning records on the way in, while Philly faces three.

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Will the NFC East winner finish above .500?

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    66%
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    34%

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Feeling the hurt

Sean Lee had 90 tackles and four interceptions before Sunday's game, which he left early on with a hamstring injury.

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Do the Cowboys need a healthy Sean Lee in order to win the NFC East?

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The answer?

Nick Foles followed last week's seven-touchdown performance with three more TD tosses.

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What chance do the Eagles have of making the playoffs with Nick Foles at quarterback instead of Michael Vick?

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    71%
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    6%

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NFL Week 10: Eagles at Packers

Days ago, few deemed the Philadelphia Eagles-Green Bay Packers matchup attention-worthy. Then Nick Foles happened. And Aaron Rodgers happened. All of a sudden, this seems more like a toss-up than a blowout. Will the again-soaring Eagles beat the Seneca Wallace-led Packers?

  • Which team will win Sunday's game at Green Bay?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North if Aaron Rodgers misses three weeks?

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  • How will the Packers fare in their next three games if Aaron Rodgers misses them all? (vs. Eagles, at Giants, vs. Vikings)

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  • Will the Packers make the playoffs if Aaron Rodgers is out for three weeks?

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  • Who should be the Packers' quarterback in Aaron Rodgers' absence?

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  • Should Chip Kelly name Nick Foles Philadelphia's long-term starter?

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  • Is Nick Foles the Eagles' quarterback of the future?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 246,620)

  • What is Nick Foles' future?

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  • How big an impact will Clay Matthews have on the Packers' defense when he returns?

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  • What chance do you give the Eagles (4-5; 1 GB Cowboys in NFC East; 1.5 GB in wild-card race) to make the playoffs?

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Is Nick Foles the Eagles' answer?

Just when you thought Chip Kelly's offense couldn't get any worse, the Philadelphia Eagles headed to Oakland ... and totally redeemed themselves. This thanks to Nick Foles' otherworldly performance: 22-of-28, 406 yards, no interceptions and an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win. Has Foles ended the Philadelphia quarterback debate? Do the Eagles still have a shot at postseason play?

Is Nick Foles the Eagles' quarterback of the future?

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    40%

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  • Barring injury to Nick Foles, will Michael Vick start another game for Philadelphia this season?

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      67%

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  • What is Nick Foles' future?

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      57%
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      37%

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  • What chance do you give the Eagles (4-5; 1 GB Cowboys in NFC East; 1.5 GB in wild-card race) to make the playoffs?

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  • Seven players have thrown for seven TDs in a game. Will any NFL player have an eight-TD game in your lifetime?

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