Updated on: September 5, 2023, 11:39h.
Philadelphia Eagles Lead NFC Championship Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles have emerged as the frontrunners to win the NFC Championship for the second consecutive season, with odds of +250. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys are also top favorites among bettors as the regular season kicks off.
While the NFC is considered top-heavy, it is not as strong as the AFC this year. The AFC boasts three legitimate contenders and several other teams vying for the conference championship and a chance to make it to the Super Bowl.
2023 NFC Championship Odds
|San Francisco 49ers||+380|
|New Orleans Saints||+1200|
|New York Giants||+2800|
|Green Bay Packers||+3500|
|Los Angeles Rams||+4500|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+6500|
The NFC East is home to two of the top teams in the conference. Last season, three NFC East teams made the playoffs, with none of them having a losing record. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys will be competing for the division title, with the top seed potentially on the line.
Top Contenders: Eagles, 49ers
The Philadelphia Eagles, with odds of +650, are determined to return to the Super Bowl and bring another championship to their city. However, they face challenges after losing their offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, both of whom accepted head coaching positions this season.
The San Francisco 49ers are looking to bounce back from a disappointing exit in last year’s playoffs. Despite encountering quarterback injuries, they managed to reach the NFC Championship. However, they were easily defeated by the Eagles when they lacked viable quarterback options. The 49ers are eager for redemption this season.
Strong Contenders: Lions, Saints, Cowboys
The Detroit Lions are a team on the rise, aiming to win their first division title in 30 years. Head coach Dan Campbell is determined to prove that the Lions are worthy of contention in the NFC Championship, despite skepticism surrounding their quarterback, Jared Goff, which is reflected in their odds of +1100.
The New Orleans Saints are considered the top team in the NFC South, and they are determined to return to the playoffs following the retirement of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees.
The Dallas Cowboys are making a final push to win a title for owner Jerry Jones before his retirement. With head coach Mike McCarthy taking over play-calling duties, there is anticipation and intrigue surrounding the team this season.
Questionable Contender: Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins had a strong record last season, but their performance was deemed deceiving as they faced struggles in the playoffs. Oddsmakers and bettors expect them to regress this season, with a win total of 8.5 over/under, and odds of +2000 to win the NFC Championship.
Potential Playoffs: Giants, Seahawks, Falcons
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to make the playoffs either as an NFC Wild Card team or the NFC West division winner. With a young squad and veteran quarterback Geno Smith, they have established themselves as a playoff-caliber team. Odds of +1400 are given for their chance to win the NFC Championship.
The Atlanta Falcons receive positive reviews this offseason, particularly for their strong offensive line and the potential of rookie running back Bijan Robinson. However, the jury is still out on their second-year quarterback, Desmond Ridder. They have odds of +2200 to secure the NFC title.
The New York Giants surprised many opponents last season, making it to the playoffs under head coach Brian Daboll. Their success largely depended on the performance of Daniel Jones, who will need a healthy Saquon Barkley to have a chance at returning to the playoffs in 2023.
Rebuilding Teams: Bears, Packers, Commanders
The Chicago Bears had a poor record last season, but with quarterback Justin Fields showing promise, there is optimism for the team’s future. They are currently priced at +3000 odds to win the NFC Championship.
The Green Bay Packers are entering a rebuilding phase after the departure of Aaron Rodgers. With Jordan Love as their untested quarterback, odds of +3500 are given for them to secure the NFC title without Rodgers.
The Washington Commanders, under head coach Ron Rivera, came close to making the playoffs last season with an 8-8-1 record. They are looking to improve their offense with new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, led by second-year quarterback Sam Howell. However, they are considered a long-shot contender with odds of +4000.
Struggling Teams: Rams, Buccaneers, Panthers
The Los Angeles Rams, who made an aggressive push for a Super Bowl victory last season, had a disappointing year due to injuries. Head coach Sean McVay is now rebuilding with a young squad, but oddsmakers have little faith in their chances. They have a win total of 6.5 over/under and odds of +4500 to win the NFC Championship.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bid farewell to Tom Brady and now face the challenge of rebuilding without him. With Baker Mayfield as their starting quarterback, the team’s success will heavily rely on his performance. They have odds of +6500, the lowest on the futures board, to win the NFC Championship.
The Carolina Panthers have a new head coach and rookie quarterback Bryce Young. In their first year of a reclamation project, expectations are modest, with a win total of 7.5 over/under and odds of +5000 to secure the NFC title.
Struggling Team: Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals had a difficult season…