2022/23 NFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

The NFC Championship game held in late January is the culmination of the National Football Conference season. The winner heads to the Super Bowl to face the AFC Championship winner.

2022/23 NFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics
2022/23 NFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

Who will win the NFC Championship ?

NFL Regular Season Schedule

The regular NFL season gets underway on Thursday 8th September 2022 when the sixteen NFC teams begin their quest to make the NFC Championship game which is contested on Sunday 29th January 2023. The winner of the NFC Championship game will face the AFC Championship winner in Super Bowl LVII at the State Farm Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday 12th February 2023.

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The 18 week regular NFL season schedule (including one bye week) is as follows (each NFC team will play):

  • The three teams in their division - twice (home & away)
  • Four teams from another division in the NFC - Once
  • Four teams from a division in the AFC - Once
  • The remaining two teams from the NFC who finished in the same divisional position last season - Once
  • An Inter conference match up that took place two years earlier based on teams finishing in the same divisional position the previous season.

This season's Inter conference match up pairings for the 17th game are as follows with the AFC teams being on the road:

  • AFC North @ NFC East
  • AFC South @ NFC North
  • AFC West @ NFC South
  • AFC East @ NFC West

NFL International Series

What NFL teams are playing in London in 2022 ?

The 2022 NFL London Games Series begins with the Minnesota Vikings taking on the New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 2nd October (14:30 GMT). The second match in the NFL International Series also takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the Green Bay Packers up against the New York Jets on Sunday 9th October (14:30 GMT) and the final game is at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 30th October (14:30 GMT) which sees the Denver Broncos meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Road To The NFC Championship Game

Seven NFC teams will make the post season play offs comprising the top team in each of the four NFC divisions along with the three wild card teams finishing the regular season with the next best win/loss records. The NFC team finishing with the best win/loss record receives a first round bye in the play offs.

The 2021 Super Bowl winners the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are marginal favorites in the NFL Futures market with the sportsbooks to win the NFC Championship closely followed by the 2022 NFC Championship and Super Bowl winners the Los Angeles Rams. See who the OLBG football handicappers are predicting to reach the Super Bowl with these NFC Championship picks.

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Can I place NFL parlay bets ?

Yes, whether it be on the NFL Futures markets like the four NFC division winners or the weekly NFL games when the season is underway you can combine your picks in a parlay wager. If unsure how parlay wagering works then take a look at our Parlay Bet Tips Guide before placing your football wagers.

Also before you decide on your selections be sure to check out the best NFL picks from OLBG's most profitable football experts over the last 12 months.

NFC East Odds & Preview

Who won the NFC East in the 2021/22 season ?

The Dallas Cowboys won their 24th NFC East Championship finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record. The Cowboys were particularly strong on the road winning seven of their nine games and won all six NFC East divisional clashes. Quarterback Dak Prescott returned to the Cowboys roster after missing the majority of the previous season and Running Back Ezekiel Elliott and Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb were key offensive figures in the Cowboys NFC East success.

Who will win the NFC East in 2022/23 ?

The Dallas Cowboys are the favorites in the NFC East futures market with the US Sportsbooks to retain their NFC East title from the 2021/22 season. Check out the NFC East picks from OLBG's football handicappers before deciding on your NFC East wagers.

Dallas Cowboys

  • 24 NFC East Championships
  • 8 NFC Championships
  • 5 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Mike McCarthy

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Amari Cooper (WR) to Cleveland Browns
  • Greg Zuerlein (K) to New York Jets

For Dallas Cowboys latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Dallas Cowboys website.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • 11 NFC East Championships
  • 3 NFC Championships
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Nick Sirianni

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • A J Brown (WR) from Tennessee Titans

For Philadelphia Eagles latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Philadelphia Eagles website.

Washington Commanders

  • 9 NFC East Championships
  • 5 NFC Championships
  • 3 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Ron Rivera

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Carson Wentz (QB) from Indianapolis Colts

For Washington Commanders latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Washington Commanders website.

New York Giants

  • 8 NFC East Championships
  • 5 NFC Championships
  • 4 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Brian Daboll

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Evan Engram (TE) to Jacksonville Jaguars

For New York Giants latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the New York Giants website.

NFC North Odds & Preview

Who won the NFC North in the 2021/22 season ?

The Green Bay Packers led by Quarterback Aaron Rodgers were convincing winners of the NFC North division finishing with a 13-4 record. Lambeau Field is a tough fixture in the schedule for visiting teams and the Packers won all eight home games. A key figure in their offensive strategy was Wide Receiver Davante Adams who contributed eleven receiving touchdowns however he was traded following the conclusion of the season to the Las Vegas Raiders for 2022 first and second round draft selections.

Who will win the NFC North in 2022/23 ?

The Green Bay Packers are the US Sportsbooks favorite in the NFC North futures market whilst the Minnesota Vikings are the clear second choice according to the layers. Check out the NFC North picks from OLBG's football handicappers before deciding on your picks.

Minnesota Vikings

  • 20 NFC North Championships (1 as the NFL Championship)
  • 4 NFC Championships 
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Kevin O'Connell

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Minnesota Vikings latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Minnesota Vikings website.

Green Bay Packers

  • 18 NFC North Championships (13 as the NFL Championship)
  • 5 NFC Championships
  • 4 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Matt LaFleur

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Sammy Watkins (WR) from Baltimore Ravens
  • Davante Adams (WR) to Las Vegas Raiders

For Green Bay Packers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Green Bay Packers website.

Chicago Bears

  • 11 NFC North Championships (9 as the NFL Championship)
  • 2 NFC Championships
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Matt Eberflus

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Jakeem Grant (WR) to Cleveland Browns
  • Allen Robinson (WR) to Los Angeles Rams
  • Khalil Mack (LB) to Los Angeles Chargers

For Chicago Bears latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Chicago Bears website.

Detroit Lions

  • 3 NFC North Championships
  • 0 NFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Head Coach: Dan Campbell

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • D J Chark (WR) from Jacksonville Jaguars

For Detroit Lions latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Detroit Lions website.

NFC South Odds & Preview

Who won the NFC South in the 2021/22 season ?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their 4th NFC South title, the 2021 Super Bowl winners finished with a 13-4 record. Led by QB Tom Brady the Buccaneers were strong at home with seven wins and just one defeat. Wide Receiver Mike Evans and Running Back Leonard Fournette contributed the most touchdowns, Evans with fourteen and Fournette ten.

Who will win the NFC South in 2022/23 ?

US sportsbooks have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warm favorites to retain their NFC South title with 44 year old QB Tom Brady sticking around for another season at least. The New Orleans are clear second choice in the NFC South futures market and will hope to build on their 9-8 record last season, their first after the Drew Brees era. See who the OLBG football handicappers think will win the division with their NFC South Picks.

New Orleans Saints

  • 7 NFC South Championships
  • 1 NFC Championship
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Dennis Allen

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Jarvis Landry (WR) from Cleveland Browns

For New Orleans Saints latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the New Orleans Saints website.

Carolina Panthers

  • 5 NFC South Championships
  • 2 NFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Vacant

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Johnny Hekker (P) from Los Angeles Rams

For Carolina Panthers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Carolina Panthers website.

Atlanta Falcons

  • 4 NFC South Championships
  • 2 NFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Head Coach: Arthur Smith

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Marcus Mariota (QB) from Las Vegas Raiders
  • Bradley Pinion (P) from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Matt Ryan (QB) to Indianapolis Colts
  • Russell Gage (WR) to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Hayden Hurst (TE) to Cincinnati Bengals
  • Thomas Morstead (P) to Miami Dolphins

For Atlanta Falcons latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Atlanta Falcons website.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 4 NFC South Championships
  • 2 NFC Championship
  • 2 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Todd Bowles

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Russell Gage (WR) from Atlanta Falcons
  • Ronald Jones II (RB) to Kansas City Chiefs
  • O J Howard (TE) to Buffalo Bills
  • Bradley Pionion (P) to Atlanta Falcons
  • Rob Gronkowski (TE) Retired

For Tampa Bay Buccaneers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers website.

NFC West Odds & Preview

Who won the NFC West in the 2021/22 season ?

Eventual Super Bowl winners the Los Angeles Rams won an incredibly tight NFC West division. The Rams with Matthew Stafford at Quarterback and main 'go to' man Cooper Kupp (Wide Receiver) with sixteen touchdowns finished the regular season with a 12-5 record, just edging out the Arizona Cardinals on 11-6 and the San Francisco 49ers (10-7). The Rams and 49ers would go on to meet in the NFC Championship game with LA winning by just a three point margin of victory (20-17) and in the process confirming the high quality of the NFC West division.

Who will win the NFC West in 2022/23 ?

A tight division is the call again looking at the US sportsbooks NFC West futures odds. The Los Angeles Rams are marginally favoured to retain their NFC West title ahead of the San Francisco 49ers with the Arizona Cardinals not discounted at all despite being only 3rd in the odds list. Who do the OLBG football handicappers fancy for the division ? Head over to the NFC West Picks to find out!

San Francisco 49ers

  • 20 NFC West Championships
  • 7 NFC Championships
  • 5 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Kyle Shanahan

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Raheem Mostert (RB) to Miami Dolphins

For San Francisco 49ers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the San Francisco 49ers website.

Los Angeles Rams

  • 16 NFC West Championships (3 as the St Louis Rams)
  • 5 NFC Championships (2 as the St Louis Rams)
  • 2 Super Bowl Wins (1 as the St Louis Rams)

Current Head Coach: Sean McVay

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Allen Robinson (WR) from Chicago Bears
  • Sony Michel (RB) to Miami Dolphins
  • Johnny Hekker (P) to Carolina Panthers

For LA Rams latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the LA Rams website.

Seattle Seahawks

  • 9 NFC West Championships
  • 3 NFC Championships
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Pete Carroll

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Drew Lock (QB) from Denver Broncos
  • Noah Fant (TE) from Denver Broncos
  • Russell Wilson (QB) to Denver Broncos
  • Gerald Everett (TE) to Los Angeles Chargers

For Seattle Seahawks latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Seattle Seahawks website.

Arizona Cardinals

  • 3 NFC West Championships
  • 1 NFC Championship
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Vacant

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Marquise Brown (WR) from Baltimore Ravens
  • Chase Edmonds (RB) to Miami Dolphins
  • Christian Kirk (WR) to Jacksonville Jaguars

For Arizona Cardinals latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the Arizona Cardinals website.

NFC Wild Card Weekend

  • Saturday 14th January (16:30)
Seattle Seahawks (9-8) 23 @ 41 San Francisco 49ers (13-4)
  • Sunday 15th January (16:30)
New York Giants (9-7-1) 31 @ 24 Minnesota Vikings (13-4)
  • Monday 16th January (20:15)
Dallas Cowboys (12-5) 31 @ 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)

NFC Divisional Play Offs Weekend

  • Saturday 21st January (20:15)
New York Giants (9-7-1) 7 @ 38 Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)
  • Sunday 22nd January (18:30)
Dallas Cowboys (12-5) 12 @ 19 San Francisco 49ers (13-4)

NFC Championship Game

Sun. 29th January (15:00) San Francisco 49ers 7 @ 31 Philadelphia Eagles
Overall record (regular season) 13-4
14-3
Home Record -
7-2
Road record 5-3
-
Conference Record 9-2
9-3
OFFENCE Rankings


Points Per Game 25.8 (6th)
28.4 (3rd)
Rushing Yardage 136.9 (8th)
148.4 (5th)
Passing Yardage 232.1 (13th)
243.6 (8th)
Most Touchdowns 11 - George Kittle (TE)
13 - Jalen Hurts (QB)
DEFENCE Rankings


Points Allowed Per Game 16.5 (2nd)
20.5 (8th)
Rushing Yardage 78.8 (1st)
121.2 (18th)
Passing Yardage 224.7 (20th)
181.4 (1st)


Head to Head This Season:

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NFC Championship Stats & Last Ten Winners

Last Ten NFC Championship Games

Here is a table showing the last ten NFC Championship winners and runner up:

Season NFC Winner Runner Up Game Score
2022/23 Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers 31-7
2021/22 Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers 20-17
2020/21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Green Bay Packers 31-26
2019/20 San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers 37-20
2018/19 Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints 26-23
2017/18 Philadelphia Eagles Minnesota Vikings 38-7
2016/17 Atlanta Falcons Green Bay Packers 44-21
2015/16 Carolina Panthers Arizona Cardinals 49-15
2014/15 Seattle Seahawks Green Bay Packers 28-22
2013/14 Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers 23-17

Head over to our Super Bowl LVII Betting Guide for the Road To The Super Bowl LVII stats and historical stats.

NFC Championship Statistics

Most NFC Championship Wins (latest)

  • 8 = Dallas Cowboys (1995)

Most NFC Championship Appearances (latest)

  • 17 = San Francisco 49ers (2022)

Highest Game Total Points

  • 66 = San Francisco 38 Dallas Cowboys 28 (1994/95)

Highest Team Total Points

  • 49 = Carolina Panthers (v Arizona Cardinals) 2015/16

Overtime Games (latest)

  • 6 (2018)

For the latest NFC Championship seasonal and player stats head over to the official NFL website.

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