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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
All-NFC East Team: Week 11 Update

By Dan Graziano

Confession time: The writers I read the most are the fantasy sports guys. I am an obsessive fantasy football and baseball player, and as such I believe you can never get too much advice. So while some people procrastinate at work by playing solitaire on their computers, I'm reading Matthew Berry and Chris Harris and Eric Karabell. Those guy have a recurring trick I want to try with regard to this week's update of the rolling NFC East All-Division Team. You look at the 2011 stat lines of these two quarterbacks and see if you can tell me who they are:

Quarterback A: 202-for-320 (63.1 percent) for 2,688 yards, 17 touchdowns, eight interceptions, 97.0 passer rating, 67.8 Total QBR

Quarterback B: 200-for-309 (64.7 percent) for 2,508 yards, 16 touchdowns, seven interceptions, 97.7 passer rating, 74.8 Total QBR

That's close, people. About as close as it gets. Those two quarterbacks are the two candidates for the starting quarterback spot on this week's update of the All-Division Team. Which one are you picking?

First, the disclaimer that no one will read: This is an All-Division Team based on overall performance to date, not simply on performance in this past week's games. We updated it each week, but it always takes into account the entire season to this point. That's why poor Leonard Hankerson isn't on it.

This week's team includes eight Giants, eight Cowboys, six Eagles and five Redskins and features changes at only two spots -- wide receiver and defensive tackle -- from last week's team. Some of the races are very close, but in most cases, not close enough to warrant change yet.

Eli Manning
Eli Manning edged out Tony Romo to start for the All-NFC East team.
Quarterback: Eli Manning, Giants (Last week: Manning)

Running back: LeSean McCoy, Eagles (McCoy)

Wide receiver: Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, Giants (Nicks, Jeremy Maclin)

Tight end: Jason Witten, Cowboys (Witten)

Fullback: Darrel Young, Redskins (Young)

Left tackle: Jason Peters, Eagles (Peters)

Left guard: Evan Mathis, Eagles (Mathis)

Center: Will Montgomery, Redskins (Montgomery)

Right guard: Danny Watkins, Eagles (Watkins)

Right tackle: Tyron Smith, Cowboys (Smith)

Defensive end: Trent Cole, Eagles; Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants (Cole, Pierre-Paul)

Defensive tackle: Jay Ratliff, Cowboys; Cullen Jenkins, Eagles (Ratliff, Linval Joseph)

Outside linebacker: DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys; Mathias Kiwanuka, Giants (Ware, Kiwanuka)

Inside linebacker: London Fletcher, Redskins; Sean Lee, Cowboys (Fletcher, Lee)

Cornerback: Terence Newman, Cowboys; Corey Webster, Giants (Newman, Webster)

Safety: Kenny Phillips, Giants: Gerald Sensabaugh, Cowboys (Phillips, Sensabaugh)

Kicker: Dan Bailey, Cowboys (Bailey)

Punter: Steve Weatherford, Giants (Weatherford)

Kick returner: Brandon Banks, Redskins (Banks)

Punt returner: Brandon Banks, Redskins (Banks)
All right, so what did I get wrong?