The NFC has seen the past two Super Bowl winners, but the conference appears to lack the depth of the AFC. At least six teams in the NFC will lack a competitive drive this season, and many star players have left the NFC for the other conference including:
- Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks to Denver Broncos)
- Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers to Las Vegas Raiders)
- Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons to the Indianapolis Colts)
This has cost the NFC key depth and the gap in talent will be obvious on the field. Let’s get into some more of the specifics for the upcoming season.
BMR’s Betting Pulse
• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing back Tom Brady and a loaded offensive line. The skill players should be healthy, and the team added depth at receiver this offseason.
• The San Francisco 49ers lost Mike McDaniel as the offensive coordinator, but the offense should still run smoothly. They do lose value if Deebo Samuel is traded, though.
• The Eagles play in the easiest division in the NFC, they added WR A.J. Brown and have a better rushing defense which was one of the main weaknesses of last year’s team.
The NFC appears to be a three-way race between:
- Los Angeles Rams
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Green Bay Packers
One of those teams is worth betting on at the current value, and there is value down the line. These are the three best bets when you look at value for the NFC. All odds come from BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review).
NFC Teams Value Analysis
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+375)
I usually don’t like saying that the favorite to win the conference has good value, but you can’t deny that Tampa Bay should be the best team in the NFC this year. They’re bringing back Tom Brady and a loaded offensive line. The skill players should be healthy, and the team added depth at receiver this offseason.
The run game will be a question mark without a stable of proven backs, but this offensive line will help any back produce. At defense, the Bucs have one of the best safety duos in the NFL. Beyond that, they should get consistent pressure with their defensive front.
Let’s not forget that Tom Brady is on this team. The last time we went two straight years without Tom Brady in the Super Bowl was 2013 and 2014. This could be his last ride, and he will have this team ready to win the NFC.
Even with question marks about his future and the fact that he is technically coming out of retirement, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now. He wins big games, and he could easily carry the Bucs to the Super Bowl with a new head coach.
San Francisco 49ers (+900)
It may seem crazy to bet on a team with no guaranteed starter at quarterback, but the 49ers have value at +900. The team has one of the best defenses in the NFC with an elite pass rush. They should be competitive in the NFC West, and they have one of the best offensive minds in the game.
Losing Mike McDaniel as the offensive coordinator will be interesting, but the offense should still run smoothly. In his second season, Trey Lance should make this team better, and the offensive weapons will be better than most first-year starters get.
If Deebo Samuel is traded, then this pick loses all value. However, the offense should be electric with Lance throwing to Brandon Aiyuk and Samuel. He can run the ball as well, and the running backs will always contribute in San Francisco.
I prefer the value of the Bucs pick, but there is a clear path for the 49ers to make it to the Super Bowl. After all, they were a few plays away from making it there last year, and they bring back most key contributors.
Philadelphia Eagles (+1600)
If you are looking for a shot in the dark, this is your pick. The Eagles play in the easiest division in the NFC, and they have a solid chance of winning it. They added wide receiver A.J. Brown and drafted well in the first few rounds. They should have a better rushing defense and passing game, which were two weaknesses of last year’s team.
The secondary also improved through the draft and free agency. If everything turns out as fans expect, this team will win the NFC East and compete for a spot in the NFC Championship.
Say what you want about Jalen Hurts, but he is a winner and competitor. He has gotten better every year of his career since he stepped onto campus in Tuscaloosa, and he carried an underwhelming team to the NFL Playoffs last year.
This is great value if you don’t want to bet on the favorite.