NFL Predictions: How NFC East Will Affect Playoff Picture in Week 16

December 23, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFC playoff picture is anything but clear, and the NFC East is the reason why. With three teams sitting at 8-6, the NFC East still has yet to determine a division champion. Another NFC East team could get into the playoffs as a wild card, as well.
The New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys are all going to be involved in big games. Here's what to expect from them, and what it means for the NFC playoff picture.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys
Since the return of DeMarco Murray from injury, the Cowboys are 3-0. Over that span, Murray has racked up 217 yards and three touchdowns. Though his per carry average has been average, Murray has forced opponents to respect the Cowboys' running game. 
Tony Romo has been the beneficiary of Murray's contributions, as he has taken off in the past three games. His efficiency has jumped significantly, as he's averaged 8.14 yards per pass in the past three games with a six-to-one tou...

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