With only one regular-season game remaining, it is safe to believe that a large number of NFC teams already know their future. Six teams have secured a berth in the postseason, while three teams are still fighting for the last spot in the playoffs. We recently looked at the divisions in the NFC, and now we’ll predict which team has the best chance of winning the conference title. We apologize if your club isn’t listed below; but, since you’re too far down the NFC Conference Championship Odds list, we don’t see you beating the odds either.
NFL 2022-23 Betting Projections for the NFC Championships Odds Favorites
Philadelphia Eagles 13-3 (+200)
For the third consecutive game, the Eagles must win in order to claim the NFC East and the top seed in the NFC playoffs, along with the bye that comes with it. This is due to quarterback Jalen Hurts missing two opportunities due to an injured shoulder. Be that as it may, at full strength, the Eagles are the Super Bowl favorites in the NFC.
When healthy, Jalen Hurts and the Eagle offense averages a second-best 28.4 points and almost 400 yards per game. The Philadelphia defense, which has the second-most takeaways (27) in the league, is just as essential as the passing attack and the fourth-best ground game in football. Philadelphia could cruise through the NFC playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers 12-4 (+200)
The San Francisco 49ers have a lot to play for in Week 18 because, if the cards are right, they might advance to the NFC’s top seed. If they defeat the Cardinals and Philadelphia loses to the Giants, they will secure the conference’s home field as well as a first-round bye.
San Francisco may be the hottest team in the NFL, and they are clicking at the right time as they have rattled off nine straight victories. Even without their starting quarterbacks, Kyle Shanahan has this team rolling with the league’s number one ranked defense and fifth-ranked offense. Look out for San Francisco to take the NFC crown.
Dallas Cowboys 12-4 (+500)
The Cowboys could win the NFC East and jump up to the top overall seed in the NFC, or they might lose the NFC East and finish as low as the fifth seed. Whatever the case, the Cowboys are one of the playoffs’ most terrifying teams thanks to their elite offense and defense.
While that might be the case, Dallas has recently displayed some of their real colors with sloppy mistakes and a defense that lacks motivation. Dallas can score, but they must reduce their turnovers when against teams with a good defense like San Francisco and Philadelphia. Even if they are 8-1 at home, the Cowboys will have trouble playing against top opposition.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-8 (+1000)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be present and contending to the bitter end. Tom Brady showed off why he is one of the all-time greats after he led the Buccaneers to an NFC South title with four touchdown passes. Tampa Bay has been an enigma all year, but an explosive game from their offense combined with their stout defense could create havoc in the NFC playoffs.
We don’t see that happening, as the Bucs have been the worst team against the spread this year at 4-11-1. While Brady is certainly clutch and a winner, the Bucs simply haven’t put it all together, and we can’t see them magically changing overnight.
Minnesota Vikings 12-4 (+1400)
A postseason spot has already been secured by the Minnesota Vikings, who also ousted the Green Bay Packers as NFC North champions. While the offense is potent, the Vikings have had major problems with their defense. Despite an impressive record, the Vikings’ defense allows points relentlessly.
Justin Jefferson and the offense was shut down by the Packers last week, and Kevin O’Connell should be scrambling to figure out a way to win in the playoffs. The Vikings are nothing but a blindfolded dart throw, as they have failed to cover the spread in each of their last four contests. Stay clear of the Vikings.