The NFC playoff field appears to be strong, and the playoff field is starting to take shape. As the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be a certainty for the top seed in the playoffs.
The San Francisco 49ers have established themselves as a formidable opponent in the NFC, while the Minnesota Vikings have secured the NFC North and are continuing to display their tenacity. Not to be overlooked is the return of “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys.
To help you place wagers on the NFC Conference Championship Odds, let’s examine the NFC playoff field and predict where each club will finish.
NFL Betting Projections for NFC Conference Winners
Philadelphia Eagles 13-2 (+175)
With young quarterback Jalen Hurts and the formidable tandem of A.J. Brown and De’Vonta Smith, Philadelphia has many reasons to be optimistic for a deep playoff run. The Philadelphia defense, which has the second-most takeaways (26) in the league, is just as essential as the passing attack and the fourth-best ground game in football.
San Francisco 49ers 11-4 (+250)
Jimmy Garoppolo’s comeback to the starting lineup had the San Francisco 49ers in the first place prior to his season-ending injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan will now rely on the NFL’s number one defense and Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, to do well in the playoffs against legitimate contenders.
Dallas Cowboys 11-4 (+500)
The Cowboys have plenty of offensive weapons to compete with any opponent and one of the NFL’s top defenders in Micah Parsons. Due to their league-leading 30 takeaways and nearly 29 points per game, they have the potential to cause significant damage when the playoffs begin.
Minnesota Vikings 12-3 (+1000)
A postseason spot has already been secured by the Minnesota Vikings, who also ousted the Green Bay Packers as NFC North champions. The focus of this narrative has been the Vikings’ dramatic upswing throughout their first 15 games under new coach Kevin O’Connell.
Despite having a strong offense, the Vikings’ poor defense has NFL fans concerned about how far they can advance in the postseason despite their success thus far.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-8 (+1200)
Can Tom Brady overcome his age and the Bucs struggle in arguably the worst division in the NFL? Brady really only needs to be at his best during the playoffs, so I’m not quite ready to give up on the 2021 Super Bowl Champs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be present and contending to the bitter end.
Green Bay Packers 7-8 (+2500)
After starting the year 4-8, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have started to catch fire, winning three straight contests. No one wants to play in Green Bay against an offense that is finally starting to click. The defense has also stepped it up, forcing eight turnovers over their three-game winning streak.
New York Giants (+3500)
Brian Daboll has completely turned the New York Giants around, doubling their win total last year. The Giants have their best record since 2016, all thanks to solid football on both sides of the ball. Injuries have slowed New York down, but they have the potential to surprise some teams with a playoff run.
Washington Commanders (+4000)
While the Commanders lack a true threat at the quarterback position, they continue to find a way to win. Washington handed the Eagles their first loss and had the playmakers with Brian Robinson Jr. and Terry McLaurin to scare opponents in the playoffs. If their defense gets healthy, watch out for the Commanders.