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NFC Championship History

 

NFC Championship Betting

The NFC Championship is one of two title games played on an annual basis in the National Football League (NFL), which is America’s top professional football league. The top two teams from National Football Conference (NFC) will meet in late January at the venue of the highest seed.

The NFL Playoffs begin with 12 teams, six from the NFC and six from the American Football Conference (AFC). The winner of those NFC and AFC Championship games will meet in the Super Bowl, which is played a neutral venue every season. The 2020 finale will take place at Hard Rock Stadium from Miami Gardens, Florida on Feb. 2, 2020.

Homefield edge in NFC Championship

Since the NFC Championship began in 1970, home teams have posted a 33-17 record in the title game.

In the last 10 years, visitors have shown more fight in this title game as the home team was only able to produce a 6-4 record in the NFC Championship. Those last four wins by the road teams weren't easy as the victories came by seven points or less and three were decided by exactly three points.

Of the 16 NFC franchises, the Dallas Cowboys have won the most conference titles with 8. The franchise often known as "America's Team" in the United States has gone 4-1 at home and 4-5 on the road but the last NFC Championship for the popular club came in 1995.

The San Francisco 49ers have won six NFC titles and this team also holds the record for most losses in the conference title game with nine. Right behind the club from California is the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, who have each captured five NFC Championships in their franchise history.

Since this format began in 1970, 15 of the current 16 NFC teams have earned a trip to the Super Bowl. The lone franchise not to capture a NFC Championship is the Detroit Lions.

NFC Championship Betting Results

In the first 20 games of the NFC Championship, favorites have gone 33-17 straight up and 27-22-1 against the spread.

There have been six games in the NFC Championship where the favorite has won but failed to cover the closing point-spread.

  • 2015 - Seattle (-8.5) 28 Green Bay 22 (OT)
  • 2010 - New Orleans (-4) 31 Minnesota 28 (OT)
  • 2000 - St. Louis (-14.5) 11 Tampa Bay 6
  • 1984 - Washington (-10.5) 24 San Francisco 21
  • 1982 - San Francisco (-3) 28 Dallas 27
  • 1975 - Minnesota (-4) 14 L.A. Rams 10

Two of the above NFC Championship games where the point-spread mattered also went to overtime (OT) and the home team both won those matches. We have seen six NFC title games go to overtime and the road team has gone 4-2 overall.

The 2018-19 NFC Championship was one of the title games that was tied after regulation. In that outcome, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana.

NFC Championship Over Under Results

Since the 1987-88 NFC Championship game, the 'over' has gone 19-14 in the title game. Over the last six seasons, the 'over' is on a 5-1 run in this conference title game.

There have been five totals in NFC Championship betting history that have closed at 50 points or higher and the attacks lived up to the expectations as the 'over' has gone 4-1. The most recent NFC edition between the Rams and Saints was one of those contests and that game stayed 'under' the total. Even though that game saw an extra session (OT), total bettors have seen the 'over' go 4-2 in the six NFC Championships that went to overtime.

NFC Championship Line History

The NFC Championship betting history covers the first 50 matchups of the conference finale, focusing on the two teams, the betting lines, the final score and the sports betting result which lists the favorite-underdog outcome and the ‘over-under’ result for the majority of the games.

NFC Championship (1970-2020)
Year Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2019-20 Green Bay at San Francisco San Francisco -7.5 (47) San Francisco 37 Green Bay 20 Favorite-Over
2018-19 L.A. Rams at New Orleans New Orleans -3 (55) Los Angeles 26 New Orleans 23 (OT) Underdog-Under
2017-18 Minnesota at Philadelphia Minnesota -3 (39) Philadelphia 38 Minnesota 7 Underdog-Over
2016-17 Green Bay at Atlanta Atlanta -6 (60) Atlanta 44 Green Bay 21 Favorite-Over
2015-16 Arizona at Carolina Carolina -3 (47) Carolina 49 Arizona 15 Favorite-Over
2014-15 Green Bay at Seattle Seattle -8.5 (45) Seattle 28 Green Bay 22 (OT) Underdog-Over
2013-14 San Francisco at Seattle Seattle -3.5 (40.5) Seattle 23 San Francisco 17 Favorite-Under
2012-13 San Francisco at Atlanta San Francisco -3.5 (48) San Francisco 28 Atlanta 24 Favorite-Over
2011-12 N.Y. Giants at San Francisco San Francisco -2 (40.5) N.Y. Giants 20 San Francisco 17 (OT) Underdog-Under
2010-11 Green Bay at Chicago Green Bay -3.5 (42) Green Bay 21 Chicago 14 Favorite-Under
2009-10 Minnesota at New Orleans New Orleans -4 (54) New Orleans 31 Minnesota 28 (OT) Underdog-Over
2008-09 Philadelphia at Arizona Philadelphia -3.5 (47) Arizona 32 Philadelphia 25 Underdog-Over
2007-08 N.Y. Giants at Green Bay Green Bay -8 (41) N.Y. Giants 23 Green Bay 20 (OT) Underdog-Over
2006-07 New Orleans at Chicago Chicago -2.5 (42.5) Chicago 34 New Orleans 14 Favorite-Over
2005-06 Carolina at Seattle Seattle -3.5 (43.5) Seattle 34 Carolina 14 Favorite-Over
2004-05 Atlanta at Philadelphia Philadelphia -5.5 (37.5) Philadelphia 27 Atlanta 10 Favorite-Under
2003-04 Carolina at Philadelphia Philadelphia -4 (36.5) Carolina 14 Philadelphia 3 Underdog-Under
2002-03 Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Philadelphia -4 (34) Tampa Bay 27 Philadelphia 10 Underdog-Under
2001-02 Philadelphia at St. Louis St. Louis -10.5 (49) St. Louis 29 Philadelphia 24 Underdog-Over
2000-01 Minnesota at N.Y. Giants N.Y. Giants -2.5 (42) N.Y. Giants 41 Minnesota Favorite-Under
1999-00 Tampa Bay at St. Louis St. Louis -14.5 (44) St. Louis 11 Tampa Bay 6 Underdog-Under
1998-99 Atlanta at Minnesota Minnesota -10.5 (55) Atlanta 30 Minnesota 27 (OT) Underdog-Over
1997-98 Green Bay at San Francisco Green Bay -2.5 (44) Green Bay 23 San Francisco 10 Favorite-Under
1996-97 Carolina at Green Bay Green Bay -12.5 (38) Green Bay 30 Carolina 13 Favorite-Over
1995-96 Green Bay at Dallas Dallas -8.5 (50) Dallas 38 Green Bay 27 Favorite-Over
1994-95 Dallas at San Francisco San Francisco -7.5 (48) San Francisco 38 Dallas 28 Favorite-Over
1993-94 San Francisco at Dallas Dallas -3 (47.5) Dallas 38 San Francisco 21 Favorite-Over
1992-93 Dallas at San Francisco San Francisco -4 (37) Dallas 30 San Francisco 20 Underdog-Over
1991-92 Detroit at Washington Washington -13 (43) Washington 41 Detroit 10 Favorite-Over
1990-91 N.Y. Giants at San Francisco San Francisco -8 (37) N.Y. Giants 15 San Francisco 10 Underdog-Under
1989-90 L.A. Rams at San Francisco San Francisco -7 (46) San Francisco 30 L.A. Rams 3 Favorite-Under
1988-89 San Francisco at Chicago Chicago -1 (34.5) San Francisco 28 Chicago 3 Underdog-Under
1987-88 Minnesota at Washington Washington -3.5 (45) Washington 17 Minnesota 10 Favorite-Under
1986-87 Washington at N.Y. Giants N.Y. Giants -7.5 N.Y. Giants 17 Washington 0 Favorite
1985-86 L.A. Rams at Chicago Chicago -10.5 Chicago 24 L.A. Rams 0 Favorite
1984-85 Chicago at San Francisco San Francisco -9 San Francisco 23 Chicago 0 Favorite
1983-84 San Francisco at Washington Washington -10.5 Washington 24 San Francisco 21 Underdog
1982-83 Dallas at Washington Dallas -2 Washington 31 Dallas 17 Underdog
1981-82 Dallas at San Francisco San Francisco -3 San Francisco 28 Dallas 27 Underdog
1980-81 Dallas at Philadelphia Dallas -1 Philadelphia 20 Dallas 7 Underdog
1979-80 L.A. Rams at Tampa Bay L.A. Rams -3.5 L.A. Rams 9 Tampa Bay 0 Favorite
1978-79 Dallas at L.A. Rams Dallas -3.5 Dallas 28 L.A. Rams 0 Favorite
1977-78 Minnesota at Dallas Dallas -11.5 Dallas 23 Minnesota 6 Favorite
1976-77 L.A. Rams at Minnesota Minnesota -4.5 Minnesota 24 L.A. Rams 13 Favorite
1975-76 Dallas at L.A. Rams L.A. Rams -6 Dallas 37 L.A. Rams 7 Underdog
1974-75 L.A. Rams at Minnesota Minnesota -4 Minnesota 14 L.A. Rams 10 Push
1973-74 Minnesota at Dallas Dallas -1 Minnesota 27 Dallas 10 Underdog
1972-73 Dallas at Washington Washington -3 Washington 26 Dallas 3 Favorite
1971-72 San Francisco at Dallas Dallas -7.5 Dallas 14 San Francisco 3 Favorite
1970-71 Dallas at San Francisco San Francisco -4 Dallas 17 San Francisco 10 Underdog
  
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