The NFC East sent three teams to the playoffs in 2022, including the eventual league-champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The division was surprisingly the best in football, with each of the four teams finishing .500 or better and an NFL-best .632 win percentage. But whether the teams can duplicate that success in 2023 remains to be seen.
Let’s dig into the latest NFC East winner odds to make a prediction and pick out our favorite sleeper bet.
NFC East Winner Betting Odds 2023
Note: These NFC East betting odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of Friday, March 10, at noon ET. Be careful, as many of these NFL odds may shift as we get closer to the 2023 NFL season.
- Philadelphia Eagles (+120)
- Dallas Cowboys (+190)
- New York Giants (+450)
- Washington Commanders (+800)
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The Eagles rolled through the regular season and NFC playoffs, going 14-3 and winning 16 of 18 games started by MVP runner-up Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia was 4-2 against the NFC East, including a road loss to the Cowboys where Gardner Minshew II was its signal caller.
But Dallas should be in the mix for the division title again, led by its dominant defense and high-octane offense. The question is whether Dallas can upgrade for head coach and offensive play-caller Mike McCarthy and first-year offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to join fixtures Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and others.
The Giants were the biggest surprise in the NFC and locked up Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley at least through 2023. The Commanders, who finished 8-8-1, were the only NFC team to beat the Eagles in a game Hurts started.
NFC East Winner Best Bet
Philadelphia Eagles (+120) | DraftKings Sportsbook
This is still the division’s most talented team, at least for the moment. Coach Nick Sirianni probably didn’t do himself or his team any favors with some of his antics and trash talk, but the Eagles could back it up in 2022 by going 4-2 against the East plus defeating the Giants in the divisional playoffs.
Hurts looks like a superstar and still has a surplus of offensive weapons despite the likely departure of running back Miles Sanders in free agency. Kenneth Gainwell looks like a capable replacement for Sanders in the backfield, plus Hurts can use his legs or arm to target receivers A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and tight end Dallas Goedert.
Philadelphia’s offense and coaching are slightly better than Dallas’, which is why I’d give the Eagles the divisional edge. Plus, the Eagles’ dominant defense should remain mainly intact from 2022.
The Eagles are the clear favorite to win the East.
NFC East Winner Sleeper Pick
New York Giants (+450) | DraftKings Sportsbook
The Giants were at least a year ahead of schedule and still went 9-7-1 and won their first playoff game since 2011. Under first-year coach Brian Daboll, New York tailored its offense around Jones and Barkley and got the most out of a crew of journeyman receivers like Darius Slayton, Richie James, Isaiah Hodgins, and rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger.
The Giants were in salary-cap hell in 2022 with more than $50 million in dead money plus $21.15 million dedicated to receiver Kenny Golladay, who had just six catches for 81 yards all season.
But all that is behind the Giants, and they have money to throw at free agents and draft selections, unlike a year ago when they needed to cut useful cornerback James Bradberry, who became a fixture in the Eagles secondary.
Plus, Daboll is a year more experienced as a head coach, Jones is a year more comfortable running Daboll’s offense, and there is stability in New York’s operation under GM Joe Schoen. Regression isn’t out of the question, especially since the Giants’ schedule will be more difficult, but depending on how the draft and free agency shakes out, they could find themselves in the mix for the division crown.
NFC East Winner By Year
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