The 2022 NFL season is officially behind us, which means it’s time to look ahead.
Super Bowl LVIII will be the first NFL championship game ever held in Las Vegas, and 32 teams have their sights set on representing their conference on Feb. 11, 2024.
Here are the odds and outlook for the NFC for 2023.
NFC Championship Betting Odds 2023-24
NFC Winner odds used below are provided courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and current as of Tuesday, Feb. 21. Be sure to keep tabs on all of our current NFL odds throughout the offseason.
- San Francisco 49ers (+350)
- Philadelphia Eagles (+400)
- Dallas Cowboys (+600)
- Detroit Lions (+1100)
- New York Giants (+1400)
- Green Bay Packers (+1400)
- Minnesota Vikings (+1400)
- Los Angeles Rams (+1800)
- Carolina Panthers (+2200)
- New Orleans Saints (+2200)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2500)
- Seattle Seahawks (+3000)
- Washington Commanders (+3000)
- Atlanta Falcons (+3500)
- Chicago Bears (+4000)
- Arizona Cardinals (+9000)
NFC Champion Best Bet
Eagles: Win NFC Championship (+400) | DraftKings Sportsbook
The Eagles have almost zero look of a one-hit wonder. Although it is really hard to reach the Super Bowl in consecutive years, Philadelphia is loaded with young talent, keyed by quarterback and MVP runner-up Jalen Hurts and the two-headed receiving monster of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
A lot will need to go right for the Eagles to repeat as NFC champs, but they’re the best bet right now.
NFC Champion Favorites
49ers: Win NFC Championship (+350) at DraftKings Sportsbook
The Niners had enough juice to overcome two quarterback injuries but could not survive Brock Purdy‘s catastrophic elbow injury against Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game. Still, teams rarely have that many QB injuries in a single season, and with Trey Lance and Purdy likely to be the 1-2 punch, and that exceptional defense, San Francisco is understandably the favorite.
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There is reason to doubt Kyle Shanahan‘s ability to keep a QB upright after last season, and Jimmy Garoppolo won’t be around to serve as the Niners’ safety blanket anymore. But with that defense and those skill position players — especially a full season of running back Christian McCaffrey — the sky’s the limit.
Cowboys: Win NFC Championship (+600) | DraftKings Sportsbook
It might seem like every year where we go through this exercise of talking the masses into this being the year where Dallas finally gets over the hump.
But can 2023 be different? Maybe.
There are questions, especially on offense where the ‘Boys may part with veteran running back Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard must get over a catastrophic leg injury sustained in their playoff loss to the 49ers.
Still, with that defense and a consistent quarterback in Dak Prescott, Dallas should remain formidable into 2023.
NFC Champion Contenders
Lions: Win NFC Championship (+1100) | DraftKings Sportsbook
The Lions didn’t make the postseason in 2022 and have won one playoff game in the past 65 years. How can they be a Super Bowl odds contender entering 2023?
Well, they may not be. But they are a team on the rise. The Lions finished 2022 with eight wins in their final 10 games, including a stunning victory over Green Bay in the season finale.
Plus, Detroit answered a lot of questions in 2022, notably on the offensive side of the ball. Jared Goff is the QB and has Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, and 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams as his top receiving options.
Plus, Jamaal Williams is coming off a huge year running the ball.
Detroit also has cap space to upgrade its defense.
Can the Lions be a contender? Maybe, but they are a more stable option than previous contenders Green Bay, Tampa Bay, and Minnesota at the moment.
Giants: Win NFC Championship (+1400) | DraftKings Sportsbook
The Giants enjoyed a renaissance season where they won a postseason game for the first time in a decade. New York’s defense was elite, Saquon Barkley had a resurgent season and Daniel Jones looked like the quarterback it chose with the No. 6 pick in 2019.
The Giants have decisions to make as far as contracts for Barkley, Jones, and defensive leaders like safety Julian Love. They also have to upgrade their receiving core but have $40-plus million in cap space to do so.
The Giants’ ascent should be more gradual, but winning the NFC, given the uncertainty around the conference, can’t be ruled out.
Packers: Win NFC Championship (+1400) | DraftKings Sportsbook
It’s somehow hard to remember the Packers have been the NFC No. 1 seed in two of the past three seasons. Aaron Rodgers‘ status is uncertain, but Jordan Love is waiting in the wings to lead the offense that still features two-headed running backs A.J Dillon and Aaron Jones plus breakout receivers Christian Watson and Allen Lazard.
If Rodgers returns, the Packers’ odds will shorten drastically, so now’s the time to cash in on these extraordinary odds.
NFC Champion Longshots
Seahawks: Win NFC Championship (+3000) | DraftKings Sportsbook
Seattle was a playoff team in a season it was supposed to be rebuilding and has four picks in the top 52, including No. 5 overall in the 2023 draft, plus $30 million in cap space to play with this offseason.
The NFC West is looking far less formidable than it was at this time last year, and the landscape across the NFC is extremely uncertain. Would it stun anyone to see Seattle re-sign Geno Smith and have him continue to coexist with offensive stars D.K. Metcalf and Kenneth Walker while also improving a defense that was 25th in points allowed?
At these odds, it’s almost too good to pass up.
Bears: Win NFC Championship (+4000) | DraftKings Sportsbook
Picture it: Rodgers decides to retire, the Vikings regress, and the Lions go back to being the Lions. Justin Fields takes another large leap, Chicago uses the top pick and its $100 million in cap space to upgrade Fields’ weapons and a defense that was dead last in points allowed.
The Bears have gone from worst to first in their division three times in the past 25 years, most recently from 2017-2018. Chicago has the second-longest odds of any NFC team, but it has its QB and loads of money to upgrade and could be poised for a breakout season in 2023.