The only NFC championship predictions you will need this season
This is your one-stop shop for NFC Championship predictions throughout the NFL season. We’ll be covering news from the division, providing updates on form, making NFC Championship picks and looking for some smart money NFC Championship odds as well.
Panthers vs Saints: Saints to win
Packers to win the NFC Championship
NFC Championship picks: The NFC matchup of the week
Panthers vs Saints: Saints to win
Picking a match up for the week in the last week of the regular season is pretty tough but we’ve opted to look at the Saints vs the Panthers and specifically the money line market. Our prediction sees us backing the Saints to win. Although they’ve fallen short in their quest for the post season the Saints have been in good form of late winning each of their last three games; that is better than the Panthers who have lost two of their last three games. It’s not just form where this tip comes from though. You can also look at the head to head history because that favors the Saints too as they’ve won seven of the last 10 clashes.
Our best bet on who will win NFC Championship in 2023
We have already taken a deep look at the divisions that make up the NFC with each having its own dedicated pages, which are linked at the bottom of this section for your information at a later stage. For now, though we’re focussed on the entirety of the conference and, before we delve deeper into the teams, we are offering the biggest of the NFC Championship predictions in the shape of picking a winner.
Right, let’s get to the team we’re backing. Give us that drumroll please…we think 2023 will see the Green Bay Packers upset the NFC Championship odds to claim the conference title. Don’t get us wrong, they’re not a million miles off the pace in the eyes of the bookmakers but their odds still have some serious value attached to them.
One of the huge plus points the Packers have heading into the new campaign is the continuity from above with Matt LaFleur due to oversee his fourth season. They’ve also got Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is a sublime quarterback – as evidenced by the two MVP awards he’s just banked in the last couple of years – and has a lot of talent to aim for on the offense. With regards to the defense, the Packers are also a solid outfit here meaning there are very few chinks in their armor.
With the rosters fully considered we are confident that backing the Packers to win the conference is a wise place to start our NFC Championship 2023 picks. Want to dig beyond the conference? Check out our Super Bowl odds page.
Check out our dedicated NFC division pages here:
- NFC East
- NFC West
- NFC North
- NFC South
What are the current NFC Championship odds?
Right, let’s have a look at some of the odds to win the NFC Championship in 2023:
- Philadelphia Eagles @ +145
- San Francisco 49ers @ +275
- Dallas Cowboys @ +450
- Minnesota Vikings @ +1000
If your team isn’t listed above then, sorry guys, you’re way down the list of NFC Championship odds and we don’t see you proving the bookies wrong either!
If you’re looking for the other conference then flick on over to our AFC Championship odds article.
A closer look at the current situation in the NFC
We are heading into the last round of the regular season and the NFC is already set in many ways. Of all the teams in the conference only three are yet to have their post season fate confirmed; they are the Seahawks, Lions and Packers. Each of that trio sit on records of 8-8 leaving things perfectly balanced ahead of the last games. The Seahawks are facing off with the Rams whilst the Lions and Packers face one another in what promises to be a monumental showdown. Who will emerge from the weekend with their dreams shattered?
Talking of shattered dreams, with only three teams still battling for a place in the post season, you’ll probably be well aware that a fair few sides are already planning for next season with their eliminations from contention confirmed. The Cardinals and Rams are gone from the NFC West with records of 4-11 and 5-12 respectively. In the NFC South all bar one of the teams are heading for an early close season; the Falcons and Panthers exit with current records of 6-10 whilst the Saints have only managed the one extra win. Washington in the East division are another with just seven wins whilst the worst record of the NFC belongs to the Bears.
In somewhat brighter news, there are three division champions confirmed already. The champion with the worst record goes to the 8-8 Tampa Bay Bucs but they won’t give a hoot about how they achieve their triumph. The 49ers and the Vikings then have something in common. It has been confirmed that both have topped their respective divisions and they’ve done so with 12-4 records; interestingly, the 49ers took their title courtesy of a super run of form. Right now they’re on a nine game winning run, which is the best in the league.
That leaves us just the one division title up for grabs – the NFC East. The Eagles, who have lost just three games of football all season, currently top that but with the Cowboys still in the mix. Both have clinched their playoff berth but this last weekend will determine the division winner – you have to fancy the Eagles to get the job done as they face the Giants. The Giants meanwhile are also heading to the postseason courtesy of the wildcard!
A glance at the NFC’s player records
Before we sign off on our NFC Championship picks article, we’re just going to put up a list of interesting stat leaders meaning you can stay clued up on some records throughout the season:
- Most passing yards – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 5,476 in 2011
- Most passing touchdowns – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, 50 in 2018
- Most rushing yards – Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams, 2,105 in 1984
- Most rushing touchdowns – Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks, 27 in 2005
- Most interceptions – Night Train Lane, Los Angeles Rams, 14 in 1952
- Most tackles – Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers, 136 in 2007
Will 2023 be the year for some season-long NFC Championship prop bets that someone breaks one of these records?