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NFC East: Beast running rampant

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From the Department of the Obvious comes this bit of information -- the NFC East is the best division in football.

ESPN's weekly power rankings have the Dallas Cowboys, our New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles occupying the top three spots, respectively. That's pretty impressive.

Over at CBS Sportsline, the Cowboys are No. 1, the Giants are No. 2 and the Eagles are No. 5.

Sportsline's Pete Prisco had this to say about the NFC East:

We expected the division to be tough, but this good?

Right now it would be hard to argue against an NFC East team playing in the Super Bowl -- unless they beat the daylights out of each other.

With only two games between the teams so far, it means we have plenty of division wars left to come. Will the team that wins the division be a group of battled-tested warriors or a beaten-up, punch-drunk champ who just happened to be the last team standing?

The way the Cowboys are going, it might be the former. They have an offense that can't be stopped and a defense that showed signs of coming to life against the Packers.

The NFC East is the SEC of the NFL.

The Washington Redskins are pretty good, too. All four of these teams are playoff caliber. I think, though, they will knock each other around and one of them is going home early.