5 Reasons the NFC Will Win Super Bowl LIII

5 Reasons the NFC Will Win Super Bowl LIII

Written by on November 30, 2018

It’s crunch time in the NFL with playoff bound teams jockeying for positions. The New Orleans Saints, L.A. Rams, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears look like the top 4 teams in the NFC. Those 4 make a great case why the NFC should have good odds to win Super Bowl 53 no matter who ends up their AFC opponent.

5 Reasons the NFC Will Win Super Bowl 53

Saints and Rams Play in the NFC

The overall two best teams in the NFL play in the National Football Conference: the New Orleans Saints and L.A. Rams. The Saints lost to Dallas in Week 13. Before that, they had gone 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 and had won 10 straight, including beating the Rams by 10 points, 45-35.

Heading into their Week 13 matchup with the Detroit Lions, the Rams have the best record in the NFL at 10-1. No matter who the AFC representative is, the Rams or Saints could beat them.

NFC Winner Will Be Rested

The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, L.A. Rams, and New Orleans Saints appear better than the other teams in the conference. Those 4 likely division winners should skate past either wildcard participant and then battle each other in the Divisional Playoffs and then the NFC Championship.

Without a true wildcard contender, like the L.A. Chargers or Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC (that division hasn’t yet been decided), the NFC Champion should be well-rested.

Drew Brees Doesn’t Play in the AFC

The contending NFL MVP played the worst game of his professional career in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. He should be right back to his usual dominant self in the Saints’ final 4 regular season games, though.

In fact, with the awful performance behind him, Brees figures to be even better in the final month of the regular season. Drew Brees doesn’t play in the AFC, which means any NFC team that beats the Saints in the playoffs is a legit Super Bowl contender.

Both the Saints and the Rams Play Defense…

The Saints and Rams aren’t just stud football teams on one side of the football. The Saints, even after the loss to Dallas, leads the league in rushing yards allowed. The Rams are getting healthy on defense at the opportune time and already have one of the best front three in the league in Aaron Donald, Ndmaukong Suh, and Michael Brockers.

…And, So Do the Cowboys and the Bears

While the Rams and Saints play good defense, the Cowboys and Bears play great defense. Dallas might have the best defense in the NFL. The Boys fly to the football. Opponents only average 18.6 per versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Led by Khalil Mack, the Bears allow 19.2 points per. Both teams shut down the run and have fantastic secondaries. Cowboys and Bears could stop the AFC team in their tracks should either win the NFC.