The Pi-Rate Ratings

August 29, 2013

2013 NFC East Preview

2013 N F C East Preview

The NFC East Division promises to be one of the most exciting divisional races this year, as the top team may come back to the pack and the bottom team may be vastly improved.  Due to the handicapped scheduling, Washington must face Atlanta and San Francisco in its extra two games, while Philadelphia gets Tampa Bay and Arizona.

 

We believe this is the last year where the New York Giants have enough talent to challenge for another Super Bowl run.  Eli Manning has enough parts left to guide the Giants back to the top of the division, even if the team is starting to age and lose key parts.  9-7 may be good enough to get into the playoffs in this balanced division, but the Giants schedule includes games against Carolina and Seattle.  They could lose both, but the key is to go 4-2 in divisional play.

 

Dallas and Washington might split 100 games against each other 50 to 50.  These teams have definite assets and liabilities that other teams can exploit or be exploited by.  They look like 8-8 teams to us.  Dallas faces New Orleans and St. Louis, and they could win both, split, or lose both.  If they happen to win both, then Jerryworld could be happy after 17 weeks.

 

Philadelphia is a big wildcard this year.  Can Chip Kelly’s college offense resurrect the Eagles?  As long as Michael Vick stays healthy, this offense will work in the NFL.  However, we don’t believe Vick can start 16 games without getting banged up.  Thus, we expect the Eagles to be better at the start of the season than at the end.  We could see Philly starting 5-5 and being right there in the playoff hunt going into their bye week.  If Vick is still healthy, then the Eagles could still have a chance.  If he is banged up, then the last six games could be ugly.  A 5-5 start could easily become a 1-5 ending for a 6-10 record.

 

We have added a new wrinkle to our coverage this year.  In the past, friends of ours have asked us if we knew how to recreate the exact colors of their favorite team so that they could print those colors on their computer.  We have found this information from multiple sites in the last couple of months, and we are going to show you the RGB numbers so you can replicate those colors.  These can be used in graphics programs, but it can easily be used in MS-Word and MS-Excel.

 

Here are the official colors for the AFC East

East

Color

Red

Green

Blue

Dallas Cowboys

Dark Blue

0

33

71

 

Metallic Silver Blue

130

138

135

 

White

255

255

255

New York Giants

Dark Blue

11

34

101

 

Red

167

25

48

 

White

255

255

255

Philadelphia Eagles

Midnight Green

0

73

83

 

Black

17

28

36

 

Metallic Silver

130

138

135

Washington Redskins

Burgundy

130

36

51

 

Gold

255

182

18

 

White

255

255

255

 

 

2012 Final Standings & PiRate Ratings

NFC East

PiRate

Mean

Biased

W-L-T

Pts

Opp

New York Giants

106.6

105.8

105.2

9-7-0

429

344

Washington Redskins

102.7

103.8

104.6

10-6-0

436

388

Dallas Cowboys

99.2

99.3

99.4

8-8-0

376

400

Philadelphia Eagles

91.7

90.8

90.2

4-12-0

280

444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Preseason PiRate Ratings

East

PiRate

Mean

Biased

New York Giants

101.7

102.0

100.8

Dallas Cowboys

100.3

102.1

100.2

Washington Redskins

100.0

99.6

99.3

Philadelphia Eagles

94.4

95.1

94.0

 

PiRate Previews

 

Team

Dallas Cowboys

               
Head Coach

Jason Garrett

O-Coord.

Bill Callahan

D-Coord.

Monte Kiffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Tony Romo

Running Back

DeMarco Murray

Wide Receiver

Dez Bryant

Wide Receiver

Miles Austin

Wide Receiver

Terrance Williams

Tight End

Jason Witten

Left Tackle

Tyron Smith

Left Guard

Nate Livings

Center

Travis Frederick

Right Guard

Mackenzy Bernadeau

Right Tackle

Doug Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Anthony Spencer

Left Tackle

Jason Hatcher

Right Tackle

Sean Lissemore

Right End

DeMarcus Ware

Sam LB

Justin Durant

Mike LB

Sean Lee

Will LB

Bruce Carter

Left CB

Brandon Carr

Right CB

Morris Claiborne

Strong Safety

Barry Church

Free Safety

Will Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Dan Bailey

Punter

Chris Jones

K-Return

Lance Dunbar

P-Return

Dwayne Harris

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

8-8

Division

2nd Tie

 

Team

New York Giants

               
Head Coach

Tom Coughlin

O-Coord.

Kevin Gilbride

D-Coord.

Perry Fewell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Eli Manning

Running Back

David Wilson

Fullback

Henry Hynoski

Wide Receiver

Hakeem Nicks

Wide Receiver

Victor Cruz

Tight End

Brandon Myers

Left Tackle

Will Beatty

Left Guard

Kevin Boothe

Center

David Baas

Right Guard

Chris Snee

Right Tackle

David Diehl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Justin Tuck

Left Tackle

Linval Joseph

Right Tackle

Cullen Jenkins

Right End

Jason Pierre-Paul

Sam LB

Keith Rivers

Mike LB

Dan Connor

Will LB

Spencer Paysinger

Left CB

Corey Webster

Right CB

Prince Amukamara

Strong Safety

Antrel Rolle

Free Safety

Ryan Mundy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Josh Brown

Punter

Steve Weatherford

K-Return

David Wilson

P-Return

Rueben Randle

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

9-7

Division

1st

 

Team

Philadelphia Eagles

               
Head Coach

Chip Kelly

O-Coord.

Pat Shurmur

D-Coord.

Billy Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Michael Vick

Running Back

LeSean McCoy

Wide Receiver

Riley Cooper

Wide Receiver

DeSean Jackson

Tight End

Brent Celek

TE/H-Back

James Casey

Left Tackle

Jason Peters

Left Guard

Evan Mathis

Center

Jason Kelce

Right Guard

Todd Herremans

Right Tackle

Lane Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Cedric Thornton

Nose Tackle

Isaac Sopoaga

Right End

Fletcher Cox

Left OLB

Connor Barwin

Left ILB

Mychal Kendricks

Right ILB

DeMeco Ryans

Right OLB

Trent Cole

Left CB

Bradley Fletcher

Right CB

Cary Williams

Strong Safety

Nate Allen

Free Safety

Patrick Chung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Alex Henery

Punter

Donnie Jones

K-Return

Damaris Johnson

P-Return

DeSean Jackson

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

6-10

Division

4th

 

Team

Washington Redskins

               
Head Coach

Mike Shanahan

O-Coord.

Kyle Shanahan

D-Coord.

Jim Haslett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Robert Griffin, III

Running Back

Alfred Morris

Fullback

Darrel Young

Wide Receiver

Pierre Garcon

Wide Receiver

Josh Morgan

Tight End

Fred Davis

Left Tackle

Trent Williams

Left Guard

Kory Lichtensteiger

Center

Will Montgomery

Right Guard

Chris Chester

Right Tackle

Tyler Polumbus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Jarvis Jenkins

Nose Tackle

Barry Cofield

Right End

Stephen Bowen

Left OLB

Ryan Kerrigan

Left ILB

London Fletcher

Right ILB

Perry Riley

Right OLB

Brian Orakpo

Left CB

DeAngelo Hall

Right CB

Josh Wilson

Strong Safety

Brandon Meriweather

Free Safety

Bacarri Rambo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Kai Forbath

Punter

Sav Rocca

K-Return

Niles Paul

P-Return

Santana Moss

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

8-8

Division

2nd Tie

 

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