NFL Odds: 2016-2017 NFC Championship Futures Winner
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Carolina is also near the top of the list as the defending conference champion and a pair of playoff teams from last season round out the Top 5.
The following is a closer look at these top contenders to win the NFC along with the betting odds for the rest of teams in the conference.
2017 NFC Championship Predictions: Seattle Seahawks Odds +450
Seattle slid to 10-6 last season and it cost the Seahawks the NFC West Division title so there is some strong motivation to return to the playing form that led to two-straight Super Bowl appearances and one NFL title in the previous two years.
They still have one of the top-rated defenses in the league and Russell Wilson at quarterback, but with Marshawn Lynch out of the picture they will need a strong effort from Thomas Rawls running the ball.
2017 NFC Championship Predictions: Green Bay Packers Odds +475
Green Bay is another highly motivated team that is looking to rebound from a disappointing ending to the 2015 season.
The Packers slid to 10-6 in the regular season following a 6-0 start and they bowed out of the playoffs in the Divisional Round.
They have the edge on offense over the Seahawks with Aaron Rodgers under center and solid one-two combination in the running game with Eddie Lacy and James Starks.
The biggest edge could be the return of wide receiver Jordy Nelson after missing all of last season with an injury.
2017 NFC Championship Predictions: Carolina Panthers Odds +600
There was no doubt that Carolina was the class of the NFC last season with a 15-1 record in the regular season and a playoff run all the way to Super Bowl 50, but it is hard to measure what its 24-10 loss to Denver in the title game will do to this team in 2016.
Most of the key players that fueled that run are back, but quite a few things went the Panthers’ way last year.
If Cam Newton can continue to play at the level that earned him a MVP award in 2015, the Panthers should be right in the mix to defend their NFC title.
2017 NFC Championship Predictions: Arizona Cardinals Odds +600
Arizona could have the best value on the board following three-straight seasons of double-digit wins under head coach Bruce Arians.
The Cardinals came up well short in last year’s NFC Championship in a 49-15 loss to Carolina, but all the pieces remain in place for another deep run in 2016.
The annual home-and-home series against Seattle in the regular could go a long way towards determining each team’s chances to go all the way to the Super Bowl this year.
2017 NFC Championship Predictions: Minnesota Vikings Odds +800
The Vikings run to an 11-5 record and NFC North title last season was fueled by the play of veteran running back Adrian Peterson and up and coming quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Minnesota is not going to sneak up on anyone this season, especially the Packers so it is going to need everything to go right to take that next step to a conference title.
Much of the Vikings’ chances could hinge on just how much Peterson has left in the tank at age 31.
Other Futures Odds to Win the 2017 NFC Championship
- Dallas Cowboys +900
- New York Giants +1200
- Washington Redskins +2000
- Atlanta Falcons +2800
- Chicago Bears +2800
- Philadelphia Eagles +3300
- Detroit Lions +3300
- Los Angeles Rams +3300
- New Orleans Saints +3300
- San Francisco 49ers +4000
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +4000
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