In a 15 year span, the NFC sent 11 different teams to the Super Bowl, whereas the AFC sent 6. At the same time, the only time that an NFC team made back-to-back Super Bowl appearances was when the Seattle Seahawks did it recently in 2013 and 2014. At the same time, the only NFC team to never play in a Super Bowl game is the Detroit Lions. They also have the team with pro sports’ longest playoff absence in the Bills.
A lot of people may see the NFC as Tom Brady’s house and the New England Patriots empire, but there is so much more going on. Granted, the Pats have done nothing but win, year-after-year for the last decade and a half. But, there is actually a greater diversity in winners in the NFC, compared to the AFC, from a historical perspective.
NFL NFC Scores And Standings
Here’s a glance at the NFL NFC Standings. Keep track of the division leaders, the cellar dwellers and follow who’s on the move.
|1||New England Patriots||16||13||3||458||296||0.813|
|5||New Orleans Saints||16||11||5||448||326||0.688|
|6||Los Angeles Rams||16||11||5||478||329||0.688|
|9||Kansas City Chiefs||16||10||6||415||339||0.625|
|11||Los Angeles Chargers||16||9||7||355||272||0.563|
|19||Green Bay Packers||16||7||9||320||384||0.438|
|23||San Francisco 49ers||16||6||10||331||383||0.375|
|25||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||5||11||335||382||0.313|
|27||New York Jets||16||5||11||298||382||0.313|
|31||New York Giants||16||3||13||246||388||0.188|
Bet On NFL NFC Games
Let’s start with the Washington Redskins. The team has become one of the strongest in the NFC east, and could be poised to move up in the NFL next year. But it’s more likely they slip back as the rest of the division pulls it together. They are unlikely to win the conference.
In the NFC West, you’re looking at the Seahawks as the strongest team. They are the favorites and certainly belong in Super Bowl conversations. It wasn’t that long ago they won it all, and they have all the tools to get back to the big dance again.
Down in the South, you will want to take a close look at the Panthers. Despite what you saw at Super Bowl 50, this team has a high octane offense and a championship level defence, minus the championship. This team has gone from good to great over the last 3 years. They are now the team to beat in their division, their conference and the entire NFL.
And finally, in the north, things are a bit more dicey. We’re picking the Packers. Their strength starts with the franchise player in Aaron Rodgers. He’s a stat-compiling and winning machine that leads them wherever they go. He needs to be healthy all year for them to keep playing at this level. A few odd experts are actually picking the Packers to go all the way, but it’s not very likely. They will most likely make the playoffs, and even advance to the second round.