NFC Championship Odds
Who will come away with the 2018 NFC Championship in the upcoming NFL Playoffs? Here’s a look at the latest odds.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Minnesota Vikings are favored in the NFC, as they have 3/2 odds. Other short odds are the New Orleans Saints (7/2), the Los Angeles Rams (4/1) and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Panthers are listed with 10/1 odds while the Falcons have 12/1 odds.
The Vikings at the No. 2 seed in the NFC at 13-3, but Minnesota seems to be the team to beat due to injuries on the Eagles. The Vikings had the top defense in the NFL this year, allowing just 252 points. The offense managed to produce 382 points despite losing starting QB Sam Bradford and rookie RB Dalvin Cook. The Super Bowl will also be played from U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings. The Vikings last won the NFC Championship in 1976.
The Saints are the fourth seed in the NFC after going 11-5 this year. New Orleans put up 448 points this season, which was third-most in the conference. The Saints added a powerful run game to the arm of Drew Brees this year as Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara each accounted for over 1,500 yards from scrimmage. New Orleans has one conference title in franchise history, which came in 2009.
The Rams are the third seed in the NFC, winning the NFC West. They went 11-5 under first-year coach Sean McVey. The Rams put up 478 points this year, most in the NFL. They also gave up just 329 points. Todd Gurley is having an MVP-caliber season, rushing for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 788 receiving yards and six scores. The Rams have won six conference championships, with the last coming in 2001.
The Eagles are the top seed in the NFC but they lost starting QB Carson Wentz a few weeks ago to a torn ACL. Nick Foles has struggled in place of him but will have to be the man going forward. Philly is 13-3 on the season with 457 points scored and just 295 allowed. Their +162 point differential ties the Patriots for best in the NFL. Philly has won three conference titles, with the last coming in 2004.