David Diehl says there’s no favorite in the NFC East right now

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The Giants started 0-6, and they were left for dead by pretty much everyone.

They’ve won two in a row, and they’re now very much alive.

And with all four teams in the division packed within two games of each other, the NFC East remains wide open.  Players on the team currently in last place realize it.

“There’s no favorite right now,” Giants offensive lineman David Diehl told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “Going into this bye week we are two games out and if people would of told you at 2-6 we are two games out and still have a chance to win the division, they would think you’re crazy because I’ve never been in this position before.”

It’s definitely new territory under coach Tom Coughlin.  In every year of his tenure with the team, the Giants started 5-2 or better.  While they fought out of tough spots in the final weeks of the season to get to the postseason, the fighting starts a lot earlier this year.  But with the Cowboys at 4-4 and the Eagles at 3-5 and the Redskins at 2-5, the fight won’t be as tough as it would be if the Giants were in any other division.

15 responses to “David Diehl says there’s no favorite in the NFC East right now

  1. Like receivers Steve Smith (of the Giants) and Mario Manningham, Nick is going to be in for a big surprise if he thinks that other teams will be involved in a bidding war for his services.

    Like Smith and Manningham, he will probably be offered less than the Giants will have offered him to stay. He has the injury history of never having started a full 16 game season. He has the attitude problem of having skipped all the TIA’s this season. And he’ll be coming off a bad year on a lousy team (unless he turns things around).

    The Giants will be watching Randle to see if the potential replacement for Nicks can do it. So far this season he had done some very good things and some very bad things.

  2. David diehl and the rest of the world. Clearly they have roster issues that need to be addressed, and paying a 2nd WR big money doesn’t really get them any closer to fixing the reason they are 2-6 or whatever their record is.

  3. Come on back home to Carolina, Hakeem. I’m sure that Steve Smith, Ted Ginn, Greg Olsen, Brandon Lafell, and Cam Newton would love to have you join the family.

  4. Hakeem was great back in the day. But, I just don’t see the sense in some team out there paying him 10 million/year. Not at this stage of his career. Not with his injury track record.

  5. Regardless of Diehl’s opinion, the OL is way more responsible for the bad passing game than Eli. He can’t pass efficiently with defensive linemen in his face or when he has to throw on third and long.

  6. If you’re the NFC’s #1 wild card than the NFC east is certainly your favorite. Why risk getting rusty with a bye week in the playoffs when you can just play one half against a jv team?

  7. “If you’re the NFC’s #1 wild card than the NFC east is certainly your favorite. Why risk getting rusty with a bye week in the playoffs when you can just play one half against a jv team?”

    Tell that to the Packers.

  8. David who?

    The Giants are realistically three games behind the Cowboys, since the Cowboys already beat them. Also the Cowboys have been competitive in all four losses with only 14 point differential in those games, and have yet to lose to a losing team or a division opponent. Of course they are and should be the favorites to win the division.

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