The Atlanta Falcons hold the current NFC crown. The Dallas Cowboys hold the record for the most NFC titles with eight, their last in 1995. Three expansion teams joined in since the merger, with the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers joining the league in 1976. Both teams spent time in the AFC before returning to the NFC. Today, the conference consists of four divisions with as four teams in each division. The one with the most history and heated rivalries is the East, with the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and Redskins.
The “black-and-blue” division is the North, with the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. The Lions are the only NFC team that has never made a Super Bowl appearance.
In the West, the division consists of the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seahawks.
In the South, the four teams are the Falcons, Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Buccaneers.
The divisions winners automatically qualify for the playoffs with the next two best-perfroming teams earning playoff berths as the wildcard outfits.
In 51 Super Bowls, the NFC has won one more title than the AFC, 26-25.
What Are The Current NFC Standings
The NFC is always up for grabs, which means keeping close tabs on the standings each week is critical. We have you covered with our standings widget — a helpful tool that provides bettors with key statistics such as wins, losses, points for and against as well as winning percentage.
NFC Online Betting Tips
Placing a bet on which team will come out of the NFC in 2017 isn’t as clear-cut as you may think.
The Green Bay Packers are the favorites in the NFC to win the Super Bowl outright, as Bovada pegs them at +800 to come out on top. However, there are a couple other NFC clubs to keep an eye on, including the Seattle Seahawks, who still boast one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Led by the club’s defensive backs — also known as Legion of Boom — the Seahawks enter the 2017 campaign as intriguing +1200 favorites to win the Super Bowl. While Seattle’s defense ranks among the league’s best, the question that surrounds the team is whether the Seahawks can put up more points in 2017. Their ground game remains a cause for concern as the unproven Thomas Rawls will be the No. 1 back entering the season. However, the Seahawks added former Packers running back Eddie Lacy to add more depth in the back field.
Not confident in the Seahawks? Then focus your attention on the Dallas Cowboys. Yes, the club will enter the season without last year’s rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott, who is serving a six-game suspension for his role in an alleged domestic abuse case. But if Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott can lead the team to a 4-2 or 3-3 record heading into Week 6, then all of a sudden, their +1400 Super Bowl odds becomes a steal.
If you’re looking for a dark horse in the NFC, put your money on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have made tremendous strides. The Bucs finished with a 9-7 record in 2016, just missing out on a playoff spot. The dynamic duo of quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans, bettors will jump on Bovada’s +1600 line that the Bucs will win the NFC Championship.
Aside from straight up future bets, Bovada offers a series of enticing proposition odds as well as weekly game lines (Odds provided by Bovada.lv).
Division picks — Packers (-200), Seahawks (-275), Panthers (+225), Cowboys (+190), Buccaneers (wild card) and Giants (wild card)
NFC champion — Packers (+400)
Where Can I Bet On NFC Online
Ready to put your money on the NFC? Here are a few of the leading online sportsbooks to consider before placing your wager.