An Easy Division
This is not something any of the three can control, yet it is something all three had. This year the NFC East was somewhat of a cakewalk. Dallas lost superstar Ezekiel Elliott for six games, injuries and dysfunction plummeted the Giants, and the Redskins are inconsistent and possibly the NFL’s best bad team.
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In the NBA, outside of Lebron James, the Eastern Conference is universally known to be weak when it comes to title contenders. It has been 14 years since an East team besides the Cavs, Celtics and Heat have won a title. The NL East is no stronger.
The Nationals are a very good team, but 2018 could be the end of the era as Brcye Harper, David Murphy and Gio Gonzalez are all free agents in the upcoming year. The Marlins franchise has been on a downward trend since the death of Jose Fernandez and any player with any value wants out. The Mets are filled with injuries and underperformance. The Braves are irrelevant. The doors are wide open for the Phillies.