Green Bay Packers Headline Early NFC Championship Odds

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The NFL regular season is scheduled to kick off in just under two months, hinging on the end of he lockout and collective bargaining agreement between the players and the owners. But with reports indicating that an end to the lockout is near, training camp could be a mere few weeks away.

Looking ahead at this upcoming season, it’s the defending Super Bowl Champion that lead the odds to win the NFC once more and make it to a second-straight Super Bowl.

The Green Bay Packers navigated their way through the post-season and a Super Bowl title last season, and enter this year at the top of NFC Championship Betting Odds at Intertops Sportsbook. Sitting at 7/2 in the preseason, the Packers lead a host of playoff contenders just behind them.

That includes the Philadelphia Eagles out of the NFC East division. The Eagles come in second in the line of NFC favorites on the latest betting odds at Intertops, at 6/1. Led by quarterback Michael Vick, the Eagles were one of the most explosive offense in the league last year, and obviously oddsmakers believe that they will continue to progress this season.

The team that had the best record in the NFC last season sits in the third slot on NFC Championship betting lines prior to the start of the season. The Atlanta Falcons captured the NFC South division and led the NFC in wins during the regular season. The Falcons come in at 13/2 to win the NFC behind quarterback Matt Ryan.

Rounding out the top-five in terms of NFC Championship preseason odds are the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively.

And then of course there are the teams that are not favored to do so well this season. At the forefront of that list are the Carolina Panthers, who incurred the worst record in all of football last year. They are again the bottom-feeders on NFC Championship Odds, at 66/1.

To put that into perspective in the difference between the Packers and the Panthers in betting odds, a $10 wager placed on Green Bay to win the NFC would return a profit of $35. A $10 wager on the Panthers kicks back a $660 profit.

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