A Look At The Early Favorites To win The NFC
The start of the 2023 NFL season is only a few weeks away, which means that NFL teams are preparing for another season with hopes of making it to the Super Bowl. Every season, each conference has teams that are favored to go all the way, and we will take a look at those teams starting with the NFC.
The Seahawks have represented the NFC in the last two Super Bowls, and will enter this season as the Conference favorites to make it to the Super Bowl. In the past two years, Seattle has relied on its defense and running game to help them win games, but this year their offense is expected to become more explosive with the offseason acquisition of Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints. With their core players returning and a new weapon on offense, the Seahawks might be better than they have been the past two seasons, which spells trouble for the rest of the NFL. Their odds of winning the conference is +300 atMyBookie
Green Bay Packers
The Packers had a great chance to make it to the Super Bowl last season, but a late game collapse in the NFC Championship game against Seattle cost them their chance. They will once again have one of the best offenses in the league, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and they addressed some of their issues on the defensive end. If they can stay healthy all year, they will be able to challenge the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC crown. Their odds of winning the conference is +300.
The Cowboys made their return to the playoffs last season, but fell short in the playoffs. A lot of their success last season was due to their running game, which was one of the best in the league thanks to their great offensive line and the fact that DeMarco Murray was able to stay healthy all year long. In the offseason they lost Murray, but they added Darren McFadden in the offseason and they believe he can be productive behind their great offensive line. The Cowboys were also able to resign Dez Bryant in the offseason, and with Tony Romo under center, they still have one of the best passing games in the NFL. Their odds of winning the conference is +700.
The Eagles had a very interesting offseason, they traded away Nick Foles, who was their starting quarterback last season, and replaced him with Sam Bradford, who is still recovering from an ACL injury. They also traded away their starting running back LeSean McCoy, and replaced him with former Cowboy DeMarco Murray. What all these trades mean is that there is no way of knowing what to expect from the Eagles this season.
The addition of Murray should improve their running game, but they have a question mark at the quarterback position, because they don't know how well Bradford will play since he is coming off a major injury. Even with the questions they have on offense, most experts believe the Eagles upgraded their team in the offseason, and expect them to be one of the best teams in the NFC. Their odds of winning the conference is +1200.