Somebody is going to underachieve in the NFC East. Three of the four teams have over/unders of 8.5 or better, and in the NFL, it’s rare to see three teams from the same division have nine wins or better.

So, which team is it? has released its numbers and I’ll look at each division and give my best bets for the upcoming season.

Here’s my look at the NFC East for 2017 NFL win totals. Last year, I tallied a 3-1 record in win total projections for the NFC East.

Dallas Cowboys

Over/under 9.5 (-145 o/+115 u)

This is not my most confident pick. Dallas is a confounding team. Two rookies were part of the most glamorous positions on the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

But that defense was scary bad at times last season, and it haunted them in the playoffs when they couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers.

The offense should be dynamic once again, with the best offensive line in the NFL, and a quarterback and running back who shouldn’t take a step back in their sophomore campaigns.

I’m not sure if that defense has gotten better. They’re atrocious against the pass and the pass-rushing can be non-existent at times. The division will likely be tough and the schedule features difficult non-divisional matchups.

Expect some regression from this team as the defense stunts their growth. — Verdict: Under 9.5

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning can put up some big points this year. Flickr/ Morbeck

New York Giants

Over/under 9 (Even o/-130 u)

I like this Giants team more than most.

The defense was a top-10 overall unit last year and if the offense can make the gains I believe are coming this season, this team should be dangerous. This is Ben McAdoo’s second year at the helm, and I believe that will translate into a better offensive product.

Eli Manning has weapons with experience, with Odell Beckham being the main target, and Brandon Marshall being a nice compliment on the other side. And we can’t forget about Sterling Shepard as the No. 3, who showed promise during his rookie season.

The Giants should win the NFC East with at least 10 wins. — Verdict: Over 9

Philadelphia Eagles

Over/under 8.5 (Even o/-130 u)

Maybe oddsmakers know more than I do, but I don’t see the optimism for the Eagles.

There’s just nobody that jumps out at me to justify a win total this high. The offense has no weapons (including the running backs who will invariably get hurt and a second-year quarterback who is not on the same level as Dak Prescott).

The defense was better than I anticipated last season, but it still wasn’t a top-10 defense, where it could hang its hat on a few wins. Maybe people believe Carson Wentz will develop into a better quarterback than I perceive. If he does, nine wins may be a possibility, even without a top-tier skill position player.

But I’m not buying it. — Verdict: Under 8.5

Washington Redskins

Over/under 7.5 (-125 o/-105 u)

Here’s another team that I just don’t get.

The Redskins won eight games last year with a defense that ranked in the bottom-five and with Kirk Cousins as their quarterback.

So what will we get out of the Redskins this season? I’m expecting more of the same, with a bad defense and an offense that moves the ball enough that it will win some games.

Five of their eight wins last year were by one possession, and the majority of the wins came against non-playoff teams. I’m expecting Washington to take a step back this year, so I’m siding with the under. — Verdict: Under 7.5

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