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Online NFL Analysis: Projections For NFC Conference Winners

Written by on December 6, 2016

Will Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the revamped Dallas Cowboys prove they are the best team in the NFC by beating out all challengers come playoff time? Will Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks beat the ‘Boys and every other NFC Super Bowl hopeful en route to their third Super Bowl appearance in the last five seasons?Can Matthew Stafford and the explosive Detroit Lions upset the entire apple cart with their dangerous offense or will Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a coming out party of their own this coming postseason. Let’s find out the answers to all of the aforementioned questions and much more.

Online NFL Betting Analysis: Projections For NFC Conference Winners


NFC East

Dallas CowboysNew York GiantsAnalysis: Thanks to the jaw-dropping contributions of rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys (11-1) have been transformed into a team that finds new ways to win games instead of lose them. The Boys have a powerful rushing attack and poised quarterback that doesn’t make mistakes and talent at every pass-catching position. If they play any sort of competent defense, beating the Boys is going to be a tall task.As far as the New York Giants (8-4) are concerned, the G-Men have been rock-solid defensively this season but have had their share of problems on offense, particularly I trying to rush the ball. Of course, the Giants are also the only team in the league to beat the Cowboys this season so I guess anything’s possible for New York, although I wouldn’t go around expecting them to beat anyone if they do reach the playoffs.

NFC West

Seattle SeahawksAnalysis: Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) look like the only team in the NFC that has a real shot of beating out Dallas for conference supremacy should they meet up in the playoffs. Seattle leads the league in points allowed and their offense has been improving lately thanks to the return of running back Thomas Rawls and Wilson getting the ball a lot more too elusive wide receiver Tyler Lockett and gifted tight end Jimmy Graham.

NFC North

Detroit LionsGreen Bay PackersAnalysis: I told NFL betting buffs before the season started that the Detroit Lions (8-4) were one of my picks to exceed expectations this season after watching the way the closed out the 2015 campaign by winning six of their last eight games. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has played as good as any quarterback in the league this season and the Lions have a plethora of outstanding players at the skill positions. While the Lions have just been so-so defensively, I wouldn’t put anything past Detroit at this point in the season and believe they’re a great longshot pick to reach – and possibly win – Super Bowl 51 (and no, I’m not playing around people).The Green Bay Packers (6-6) are two games behind the Lions and clearly need to run the table while getting some help from the Lions if they want to reach the postseason. The Packers have been mediocre on both sides of the ball all season long but are starting to get better play from their offense the last couple of weeks. Still, I’d save my Super Bowl futures odds betting bucks when it comes to Green Bay.

NFC South

Tampa Bay BuccaneersAtlanta FalconsAnalysis: The Buccaneers and Falcons are tied with identical 7-5 records heading into Week 14, but for me, it is the Bucs that are my pick to win the NFC South and reach the playoffs.Tampa Bay has beaten New Orleans, Seattle and San Diego the last three weeks while looking increasingly competent on both sides of the ball. The Bucs have a pair of flat-out stars in quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans and a blossoming defense that kept the Saints’ and Chargers’ explosive offenses in check while holding Seattle to a mind-blowing five points two weeks ago.The Falcons have an explosive offense but Atlanta is also mediocre at best defensively and has a quarterback in Matt Ryan that seems to underachieve at the worst time possible.Picks: My Top Three Picks to win the NFC are Seattle, Dallas and Detroit.