The NFC West dominated the conference from 2012 to 2015, but it seems like the tide is once again changing in the NFC. With the start of the regular season just a week away, it’s time we take a look at the divisions in the NFC to figure out which is the toughest and to preview current NFL NFC Conference betting odds going into Superbowl 2018.
Last year, the NFC East had two teams that won 11 or more games and only one team with a losing record. This year, the Cowboys and Giants are expected to be playoff teams again, and the Eagles are also considered a playoff contender. The Redskins will likely be the only team with a losing record one again. The division finished 28-22 against the conference last season.
The NFC North has been dominated by the Green Bay Packers over the last decade, but the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings have each had some success as well. Last season, Green Bay won the division again, but the Lions made playoffs and the Vikings almost did as well but faltered down the stretch.
The Packers and Lions are once again expected to be playoff teams, but don’t be surprised to see the Vikings make the playoffs as well. Last season, the NFC North finished 23-25 against the conference.
The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers have represented the NFC in the last two Super Bowls, and the Buccaneers are everyone’s dark horse team to make the playoffs. Carolina wasn’t good last year but they are expected to be in the playoff mix this year, and the Saints are also expected to be good, which should make this a very interesting division.
Last year, the NFC South finished 27-23 against the Conference.
The Seahawks were the only team in the division with a winning record, which shows just how far the division has fallen over the past three seasons. The Cardinals are expected to be back in the playoff mix this season, but the 49ers and Rams are expected to compete for the top pick in next year’s draft.
The NFC West finished 17-29-2 against the rest of the conference.
Going by last season’s performance, the NFC South is the best conference in the NFC. The question now is can they continue their dominance of the conference this year?