NY Giants are NFC East favorites
With better QB play from Eli Manning and a solid receiving core, Giants can win division
What is lost in all of the hype surrounding that quote is that, as stocked as Philadelphia's roster is, there are multiple reasons to think they might not even be the best team in the NFC East.
That honor could very well belong to the New York Giants.
The Giants as NFC East favorites? The team that lost Steve Smith and Kevin Boss in free agency (with Smith adding insult to injury by signing with the Eagles), lost Plaxico Burress to their cross-town rivals and had first-round draft pick Prince Amukamara go out with a foot injury should be considered a favorite to win this division?
In a word, yes.
Here are eight items that show why the Giants shouldn't be written off as second-place contenders in the NFC East.
Michael Vick wasn't anywhere near as good as his 2010 numbers suggest
One of the reasons Philadelphia won the NFC East in 2010 is that Vick had a near-MVP campaign, but the fact is he benefitted from more luck than maybe any other quarterback in the league.
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