It’s not easy to play in the NFC East with all the talent and the bruising division battles that take place over the past decade three of the four teams have all won football betting division titles. The only exception has been the Washington Redskins. And it hasn’t been for lack of spending money.
Flamboyant and hands-on owner Dan Snyder has routinely gone out and overspent on big name free agent after big name free agent but it’s yielded little in terms of NFL betting wins. He’s also gone through a carousel of coaches, some very good (Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs) and some very bad (Jim Zorn anyone?).
But it doesn’t take genius to figure out what you need to win the NFL betting action and that’s a QB. The Redskins are the only team in the NFC East that hasn’t had a decent QB in the past five football betting seasons and it comes as little surprise that it’s had little success in the division, winning its last NFC East title 10 years ago.
But this offseason the team finally cut the cord with the team’s beleaguered QB, Jason Campbell; a player whose skill set is best suited for the CFL and got themselves a real QB.
The beauty of signing QB Donovan McNabb is the fact that not only did the Skins get Pro Bowl starter but they also stole him from the division rival Eagles forcing them to start the football betting season with the untested, but talented, Kevin Kolb.
The team has one of the best O-lines around, a punishing running game when the RBs are healthy, and the defense is above average.
Throw in a 2-time Super Bowl winning coach in Mike Shannahan and this seems like the perfect recipe for NFL betting success. That NFC East division title that has eluded the franchise for a decade looks as though it might finally be within reach.
The NFL betting odds will likely favor Dallas as the top team in the NFC East but this Washington team could very easily be at the top of the standings in January.