We analyze how in NFL betting, offenses can mean to the success of failure . With a steady quarterback, the offense is more reliable. Here's our look at the NFC's best units.
In recent years, Seattle and Denver have had tremendous defenses, along with Carolina and the New York Jets close in the last four years. Yet assembling these are challenging, finding 11 players and better than average backups takes time. Though finding the right quarterback is hardly a walk in the park, if you find the right player, within two or three years starting from scratch, you can be a playoff contender.
What offenses in the NFC appear to have the right pizzazz to make the postseason and fairly consistently beat the NFL odds? Here is one view to beating the sportsbooks.
Green Bay Packers (+1075 at Heritage to Win Super Bowl LI)
Count me among those who does not believe the return of WR Jordy Nelson fixes the Green Bay offense. That does not mean the Packers will not return to Super Bowl. Nelson helps but look for receivers Ty Mongomery and Randall Cobb to be more factors and expect a much improved Devonte Adams to rebound. Aaron Rodgers understands he can play better and a healthier offensive line can make a big difference, along with a more svelte Eddie Lacy makes this a top team for NFL picks in the NFC.
Seattle Seahawks (+900 at Bovada)
For past Russell Wilson doubters, time to give it up. Wilson is elite NFL quarterback and he makes seemingly ordinary players around him better, which is why the offense will continue to grow. Doug Baldwin is a keeper and Jemaine Kearse is a very reliable fit in Seahawks system. Getting a healthy Jimmy Graham would be a massive help, but Wilson has always had a knack for finding any tight end on the field. With running game expected to deliver typical results, this offense (along with defense) will be a force.
Arizona Cardinals (+1100 at SportsBetting)
Carson Palmer is surrounded by big play personnel and with coach Bruce Arians directing this potent attack, betting on Arizona at sportsbooks like JustBet should again be a prudent thing to do. While some might argue, the Cardinals receiving corps are the best in the NFC and with last year's upgrade in offensive line play and David Johnson emergence at running back, Arizona's offense could again score more than 30 points a contest. At 36 and a long history of injuries, Palmer is hardly a lock to make 16 starts, but he still is the right fit for the Redbirds down the field attacking offense.
Carolina Panthers (+1200 at GTBets)
Nobody is thinking Cam Newton will account for 37 touchdowns again with only four interceptions, which led to stunning 15-1 regular season and Super Bowl appearance. Though Carolina might not average 31.3 PPG this season, the return of WR Kelvin Benjamin to go along with second-year find Devin Funchess might make the Panthers more multiple in the passing game to go along with TE Greg Olsen and Ted Ginn Jr. The running offense is still the centerpiece of coach Ron Rivera's offense, but with more weapons to presumably start the season, the Cats will again be on the prowl.
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