SWOOP down on the value on Falcons to win NFC South


American Football
Published: 08/09/2013

In our second part of the guide to the NFL season we look at the teams in the NFC.


The divisional battle between Seattle and San Francisco could go a long way to dictating who wins the NFC. Bookmakers are split and make the 49ers (YOU WIN) and the Seahawks (GENERAL) both 6/5 chances to win the division. Seattle should develop as Russell Wilson improves as a quarterback while San Francisco came just one play from winning the whole thing last season. It looks impossible to call between the pair with the Rams and Cardinals unlikely to trouble the elite duo.


This looks the most unpredictable of all the divison with all four sides capable of coming out on top. Philadelphia are the outside bet at 9/2 (GENERAL) and a lot depends on Michael Vick turning back the clock and former college coach Chip Kelly getting his side to fire. New York Giants are the 5/2 (GENERAL) favourites for the divison and as long as Eli Manning is the quarterback and Tom Coughlin is the coach then they have to be respected. Dallas come next at 13/5 (CORAL) and the Cowboys will rely on opinion splitting Tony Romo to get them back into the end of season playoffs after missing them in four of the five years. The best of the quartet then maybe the Washington Redskins who can be backed at 11/4 (bet365/ladbrokes) to win the divisional title. In Robert Griffin III they possess a quarterback of exceptional talent and along with running back Alfred Morris have some great offensive firepower. The return of Brian Orakpo will give the defensive unit a huge boost.


Green Bay are the rightful favourites for this divison at 8/11 (william hill) though this not a price that inspires confidence. Chicago and Minnesota both finished just one game behind them last season with the latter landing former Packers receiver Greg Jennings. Aaron Rodgers who is probably the best quarterback in the game today will still find ways to get his team to win games though the Bears, the Vikings and even the Lions could be dangerous as such this looks a division to avoid in terms of the outright. Those looking to side with Chicago can get 4/1 (GENERAL), Detroit at 6/1 (GENERAL) and Minnesota 17/2 (BETVICTOR).


The bet I really like in the NFC is Atlanta to win the divisional title at 13/8 (SPREADEX). The Falcons finished 13-3 last season and they can go close this season with Steven Jackson coming in alongside Tony Gonzales and quarterback Matt Ryan. The Saints and the Panthers are also in this divison and both are dangerous sides who will not be easy to beat and could post winning records. The other side is Tampa Bay and I like the look of them to grab one of the wildcard spots at 12/1 (BETVICTOR). Josh Freeman will develop as a quarterback, Doug Martin is a machine at running back and Darrelle Revis will upgrade the pass defence. This is much too big a price and can easily be laid off down the line.


GOLD: Atlanta Falcons to win NFC South, 13/8 (SPREADEX)
SILVER: Washington Redskins to win NFC East, 11/4 (bet365/ladbrokes)
BRONZE: Tampa Bay to gain a Wild Card spot, 12/1 (BETVICTOR)

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