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London Fletcher: The great thing about being in NFC East is that it’s terrible

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At 3-6, the Redskins and Giants would be looking at long playoff odds in most of the divisions around the league this season.

In the NFC East, not so much. If both teams win this weekend, they’ll both be a game out of first place behind the idle Cowboys with six games to make up that ground. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher finds a lot to like about that situation.

“The great thing about this year is that the NFC East is so terrible.” Fletcher said, via Philly.com. “You look at it and we’re in Week (11), and our leader is 5-5. So even at 3-6, we’re conceivably still in this thing. Every team has been so bad, nobody’s really been able to separate themselves, so that’s good for us. That’s good for everybody [in the division].”

Fletcher also offered his own divisional power rankings, placing the Eagles on top and the Redskins on the bottom. If Washington can beat Philadelphia this Sunday, those rankings and the standings will look very different in a division that looks like it will be won through attrition.

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25 Responses to “London Fletcher: The great thing about being in NFC East is that it’s terrible”
  1. selldannysell says: Nov 13, 2013 1:49 PM

    The NFC Least.

  2. athwartships says: Nov 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    It’s like early christmas watching these three teams fight over the inevitible one and done playoff run.

    Does it really matter which one of them actually wins this sad division? heh.

  3. dtownsportslions says: Nov 13, 2013 1:55 PM

    Worst division in the history of sports. What a joke. Absolutely 100% the largest group of losers I’ve ever witnessed. This division makes me want to throw up and then eat it and throw up again. What loser all 4 teams are. Wow.

  4. bucrightoff says: Nov 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    Remember when a certain owner ran his mouth about how the NFC East is the “SEC of the NFL”? Yeah sure, the portion of the SEC that contains Kentucky and Tennessee and Mississippi State.

  5. whentheleveonbreaks says: Nov 13, 2013 2:02 PM

    The winner gets of the NFC east gets to date the prettiest girl at the bar — Rosie ODonnell.

  6. justintuckrule says: Nov 13, 2013 2:11 PM

    Bad but not worse than the AFC South. Their division leader just got spanked by 30 at home to the Rams.

  7. bunkmcnulty says: Nov 13, 2013 2:13 PM

    You reading logical voice?

    You’re super star, better than Ray-Ray, ILB ranks your team at the bottom of the worst division in football.

    So much for the proclamations of the best team in MD. You’re own superstar doesn’t agree with that. The castle is Owings Mills stands unopposed for state supremacy.

    Honesty from a Redskin? A rarity. Next thing you know he’ll admit how racist the team’s name is.

  8. thepftpoet says: Nov 13, 2013 2:13 PM

    Does anyone even care about the Redskins?

  9. nyfootballgiants says: Nov 13, 2013 2:15 PM

    And this year, Eli cements his Hall of Fame candidacy by leading the Giants to the playoffs and SB win number 3.

    Watch, and see

  10. napavalleyshaun says: Nov 13, 2013 2:15 PM

    I love semi-pro football.

  11. yankeemofo says: Nov 13, 2013 2:16 PM

    dtownsportslions says:
    Nov 13, 2013 1:55 PM
    Worst division in the history of sports. What a joke. Absolutely 100% the largest group of losers I’ve ever witnessed.
    ________________________________

    You must be 12. Do you not remember the NFC West a few years back?

    Seattle and St. Louis duked it out to identical 7-9 records and the Seahawks won the tiebreaker and beat New Orleans due to the fact that they got a home game?

  12. turbolove says: Nov 13, 2013 2:19 PM

    The Seahawks came out of a terrible NFC west with a losing record only a couple years ago and beat the Saints in the playoffs so it may not be the one and done playoff division many think.

  13. allidoiswin55 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    The redskins are done teams don’t win the division from that position often and considering their team doesn’t seemingly have the belief and momentum they did last year spells disaster for them .i wouldn’t be surprised if they only won 1-2 more games their overall talent and defense is dreadful..

    I love me some healthy rg3 and Morris and his story but this team is losing their coaching staff a year after they saved their butts. Get into rebuilding mode ASAP and you’ll be back up their soon ,use cousins for trade bait to recover all those picks from STL…

  14. richiebburg says: Nov 13, 2013 2:26 PM

    Gotta appreciate the honesty.

  15. scrp2 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    Usually 7-9 teams that make the playoffs go straight to the Super Bowl!! :-)

  16. metalman5150 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    Everybody in the East is just so damn good that it’s hard to separate the top from the bottom.
    Too bad we don’t have a Blaine gabbert, Keller Clemmons, clevqnd browns, Tampa bay to contend with. It’s my belief that the other divisions in the nfl all have one, if not two, terrible teams incapable of making the playoffs. The east seems weak due to lack of a superior team but the truth is, all of the east is capable and more of a challenge thank any other division.

  17. chilomane says: Nov 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    The great thing about London fletcher is that he’s old.

  18. riggz91 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:46 PM

    12 Superbowl’s combined, easily one of the best overall divisions in the past 30 years. Definitely a down year but they can’t always be on top.

  19. hanifmiller says: Nov 13, 2013 2:50 PM

    athwartships says:

    It’s like early christmas watching these three teams fight over the inevitible one and done playoff run.
    _________________________________
    Yeah. None of these sorry teams ever overcame a poor record and a low playoff seeding to win a Superbowl. Oh wait, The Giants did that twice in the last 7 years or so!– Doh…

  20. zam0854 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:58 PM

    LOl funny how most comments are how the NFC East is bad…NFC EAST was the powerhouse division from 2000 to 2010…NFC West was the doormat of the NFL.

    #Get Real

  21. therealtrenches says: Nov 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    What’s with all the vitriol in the comments section?

    Sure, it’s a bad division right now, but the rivalries are still great.

  22. TheWizard says: Nov 13, 2013 3:26 PM

    I’ve heard it’s not Tony Romo’s fault.

  23. jerrygogo says: Nov 13, 2013 3:31 PM

    Anyone want to play the Giants in January? I doubt it….

  24. chrisinauburn says: Nov 13, 2013 3:36 PM

    dtownsportslions says:
    Nov 13, 2013 1:55 PM
    Worst division in the history of sports. What a joke. Absolutely 100% the largest group of losers I’ve ever witnessed.
    ———————————————————-
    Ain’t witnessed much have ye.
    Number of SB trophies: 12-Dallas(5), New York Giants(4), Washington(3)
    Number of SB appearances: 20-Dallas(8), Washington(5), New York Giants(5) Philadelphia(2)
    Hell, son, every other division has a losing record.

  25. xli2006 says: Nov 13, 2013 10:31 PM

    So is the Redskins Defense. Not going anywhere if they play like they have been, regardless of the division. The Redskins D made even Ponder and the Vikes look like a quality unit.

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