One of the most dramatic and memorable games of the last NFL season was the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks won the game in stunning fashion, furiously rallying in the 4th quarter and going on to win the game in overtime. The Seahawks would move on to the Super Bowl, where they would lose to the Patriots on a goal line interception.
As the calendar turns to the 2015 NFL season, and the 2016 Super Bowl, a quick check of the odds shows that the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are co-favorites to win the title, each at 6/1. These odds should not come as much of a surprise to serious NFL fans. Seattle returns most of the defense that has been so dominant in recent years, while the Packers are still led by Aaron Rodgers, one of the truly elite quarterbacks in football. The NFL is notoriously unpredictable, but there is a good chance at the NFC Championship Game could be a rematch of the memorable battle from last season.
Other top betting favorites include the Colts at 8/1, the Patriots at 9/1, and the Broncos at 13/1. What do all three of those teams have in common? Top quarterbacks. Led by Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning respectively, each of those teams stands poised to threaten the title chances of the Packers and the Seahawks. While each new season brings plenty of excitement and surprise, one thing doesn’t change – the teams with the best quarterbacks stand the best chance of holding the trophy at the end of the season.