The National Football Conference, or the NFC as it is abbreviated to, is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the other being the American Football Conference, or AFC. Both conferences were created in 1970 when the American Football League and National Football League merged. At the time there were 26 teams, but by 2002 there were 32, with 16 teams in each conference. It is fair to say that parity is generally greater among the NFC teams than the AFC teams.
The difference between the worst and best teams in the NFC is not as great as that of the AFC.
This leads to closer games, and tighter divisions, and for you sports bettors at home, odds that are closer together than you would find in the AFC.
Showing this as an example, there is only one team from the NFC that has never made it to a Super Bowl, those being the Detroit Lions, while there are several in the AFC.
Also, between the year 2000 and 2015, the NFC sent 11 different teams to the Super Bowl, but the AFC has sent only six.
Leading the way for the NFC in terms of NFC Conference titles are the Dallas Cowboys with eight titles to their name, with the Carolina Panthers being the current title holder having won the conference for the second time in their history in 2015.
Between 1985 and 1997, it was teams from the NFC Conference that won the Super Bowl, although three out of the four past seasons have been won by AFC teams, including the Denver Broncos in 2015.
Best NFC Sportsbook Odds
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Preseason NFC Conference favorites are the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers at +400 with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals at +500 and +700 just behind.
What Are The NFC Standings Today
The NFC is a hard fought conference that is often tightly packed right up to the end of the season, but what are the NFC Conference standings today? Look at the table below to find out.
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Before a snap has been made, the Seattle Seahawks are the favorites to win the NFC Conference title at odds of +400 and it is easy to see why.
Although the Seahawks finished 10-6 for second place in NFC West, their defense led the NFL in fewest points allowed, at 17.3, for the fourth consecutive year. If teams cannot score against you, it makes winning a whole lot easier.
Seahawks’ offence was third in the NFC, too. 6,058 yards were made for an average of 378.6 per game, with points scored also high at 26.4 per game, the third best in the NFC.
Carolina Panthers are the joint favorites, also at +400. The Panthers’ defense only allowed 19.3 points and 322.9 yards per game in 2015, ranking them third in the NFC.
The Panthers went 15-1 in 2015 to win the Conference, this despite only having the seventh best offensive line in terms of yards per game, which was 366.9. However, their 31.3 points per game tally was the best in the NFC, beating event top offensive team Arizona Cardinals in that statistic.
Those of you wondering who the worst teams in the NFC for offense and defense were in 2015, here you go.
Offense was the Los Angeles Rams with an average of 297.6 yards per game and only 17.5 points per game, a tally only Dallas Cowboys (17.2) and the San Francisco 49ers (14.9) managed to do worse than.
The New York Giants took the crown for worst defense after allowing 420.3 yards per game abd having the worst passing defence in the NFC, ouch.
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