Favorites, Sleepers & Long Shots for the NFC Championship

NFL logo on football fieldWith the 2015-16 NFL Regular season winding down its time to take a look and the NFC and the NFC teams that are the favorites, sleepers or even a long shot. Thus we first take a look at the NFC. So if you Bet on NFL at a SBG Global, then you should continue reading this preview!

For the 1st 3 months of the NFL-AFC season the NFC-South 12-0 Panthers of Carolina and the NFC-West 11-2 Cardinals of Arizona have certainly been on top of their divisions, thus both are listed as favorites to claim the NFC Title, but let’s not rush to justice, as the tradition strength teams are not completely out of the picture. Thus, we will take a look at the teams that are favorites or sleepers or long shots in this NFC Title race.

For the favorites we naturally start with the undefeated 12-0 Panthers of Carolina, whom if they have a flaw this season, it’s with their aerial attack, which seem to change in their last 3 games as their QB C. Newton passed for 5 touchdowns, and that brings the Panthers to being the more completed team on both side of the ball. That plus they are very close to tying up a 1st round bye plus having home field advantage so therefore the Panthers of Carolina futures price presently is at +200 to be victorious in the taking the NFC Title this season.

Another favored team to take the NFC Title is the 11-2 Cardinals of Arizona who had two strange loses this season, the 1st being to the Rams of St. Louis and the second to the Steelers of Pittsburgh, and apart from that, the Cardinals have had a successful season to date. On offense they have a ton of talent, and their defense appears to be one of the best in the NFC. On the futures the Cardinals are at +240 to win the NFC Title, and many experts think they are as good on offense and defense as are the Panthers this season.

Another favored team in the NFC Title race is the NFC-West 7-5 Seahawks of Seattle who lately have found a breadth of victory, as their QB R. Wilson and the team have recently been scoring a lot of points, which has covered for their defense that has dropped from a elite unit to a very good defense recently. However, with home field advantage being very unlikely, the Seahawks of Seattle are at +400 to be victorious in winning a 3rd consecutive NFC Title, and that’s not out of the question.

Then we come to the Sleeper for the NFC Title starting with the NFC-North 8-4 Packers of Green Bay whose recent performance haven’t appeared as Super Bowl contenders for the in the last 6 weeks. But then again it’s difficult to count out QB A. Rodgers anytime you talk about championship games. Yes, he was the same QB that even with an injured calf he took his team to the Super Bowl, so as a Sleeper their odds are at +450 to take the NFC Title.

Another Sleeper are the NFC-East 5-7 Giants who are a team that last week on Sunday had a difficult loss to the Jets of New York, but they could still host a playoff game in a few weeks. That is if their explosive combination of QB E. Manning and WR O. Beckham Jr. can continue their top performances, and their defense that has seen new live with J. Paul returning to the defense to lead their pass rush.

Even as the outcome of the Week 14 games may change all our projections, it’s not unthinkable that the Giants could win another NFC Title as they did in 2007 and 2011, so their odds are now at +1,500 and that could be a decent bet.

Finally the Long Shot to take the NFC Title is the NFC-North 8-5 Vikings of Minnesota a team that has its limitations while being predictable. To win this Title they need their RB A. Peterson to keep them in the winning column, and that was the reason for their recent loses to the Packers and Seahawks, then they most likely will lose out. But here again, you can never count RB A. Peterson from having consecutive games of outstanding rushing performances and therefore we consider them a long shot at +2,000.