2009 NFC East Preview: Eagles or Giants?

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Published: July 20, 2009

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... scoring many points. Therefore, the G-Men are my pick to win the NFC East Division.

Plaxico Burress is gone from the team, leaving a gaping hole in their offense that has yet to be filled. They drafted WR Hakeem Nicks from North Carolina in the first round, but the question is if he can step up now as a solid replacement.

The Giants' success now falls squarely on the shoulders of quarterback Eli Manning, as he will have to be able to utilize all the players on offense instead of having that one go- to guy.

The Giants led the NFL in rushing on the strength of Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward each posting 1,000-yard seasons. Though they lost Ward to Tampa Bay, Ahmad Bradshaw should fill in capably as the lightning to Jacobs’ thunder.

The strength of this team lies in their offensive and defensive lines which will make them a legitimate contender in 2009.

If the Giants don’t win this division, then the Philadelphia...

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