The Green Bay Packers are the favorites to win the NFC Championship at +160 odds, despite losing in the title game for the past two seasons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Packers in last year’s NFC Championship, but the defending Super Bowl champions are only +350 odds to defend their NFC crown.
The Bucs defeated the Packers 31-26 in last season’s NFC Championship and ran the table in the postseason to win Super Bowl 55.
The Los Angeles Rams are seeking a second NFC Conference championship in the past four seasons, and are not far behind the Bucs at +450 odds.
|NFC Conference Championship Odds
- Green Bay Packers +160
- Tampa Bay Bucs +350
- LA Rams +450
- Dallas Cowboys +650
- San Francisco 49ers +1000
- Arizona Cardinals +1200
- Philadelphia Eagles +3000
Meanwhile, America’s Team, aka the Dallas Cowboys, are +600 odds to win their first NFC Conference title since 1995. That’s also the last time the Cowboys won a Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers secured a wild-card berth as the third team from the stacked NFC West division. The 49ers hope they can catch fire again, just like what happened two seasons ago when they won the NFC Championship by edging out the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers (13-4) secured the #1 seed in the NFC and were awarded a first-round bye. Aaron Rodgers gets to rest his fractured toe, and the remainder of the Packers have a week to heal up before the second round. The Packers head into the postseason as the consensus favorite to win Super Bowl 56, so it’s not a surprise to see them listed at +160 as the favorite to win the NFC Conference. The Packers last won the NFC Championship in 2010, which is also the last time they won the Super Bowl. Rodgers won the big one only once, and it would be fitting if he could win a second Super Bowl during his last dance with the Packers.
The Bucs (13-4) limp into the postseason with the #2 seed. They lost Chris Godwin for the season due to a serious knee injury and released Antonio Brown after a bizarre sideline meltdown against the New York Jets in Week 17. Mike Evans is banged up and Rob Gronkowski is a shadow of his former self. But as the adage goes, be wary of betting against Tom Brady in the playoffs. The Bucs are +350 odds to win the NFC Championship for the second consecutive season because, when you have the GOAT at quarterback, anything is possible.
The LA Rams (12-5) slipped to the #4 seed and will try to win the NFC Championship and secure a spot in the Super Bowl on their own turf. Super Bowl 56 will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Rams recently lost safety Jordan Fuller, but they cajoled Eric Weddle out of retirement to help out their depleted secondary in the postseason. The Rams host the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC wild-card game on Monday Night.
The Dallas Cowboys (12-5) locked up #3 seed. They also won the NFC East division crown, which actually sent two teams to the wild card, much to the surprise of the league. The Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) gutted out a postseason berth, but that’s as far as they’ll go. The Cowboys are trying to win one more Super Bowl for owner Jerry Jones before he rides off into the sunset. This is the best shot the Cowboys have had in over 25 years. Head coach Mike McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers over a decade ago, and he’ll lean on the dynamic duo of Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliot to grind out postseason wins. The Cowboys have a legion of fans who bet heavily on their team, which is why the Cowboys saw their NFC Conference odds jump to +650.
The Arizona Cardinals (11-6) peaked too early. They were the last undefeated team standing after a sizzling 7-0 start. They were 10-2 right after the bye week before they dropped three games in a row. The Cardinals had a bumpy road to end the season with a 1-4 record, which is why they saw their NFC Conference odds plummet to +1200. The Cardinals are +4 road dogs when they head to Hollywood to play the Rams in the first postseason installment of Monday Night Football.
Check out the odds for the AFC Conference at the start of the postseason.