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NFC Championship History

 
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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 14 teams, seven from the NFC and seven 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 2021 finale will take place at Raymond James Stadium from Tampa, Florida on Feb. 7, 2021.

Homefield edge in NFC Championship

Since the NFC Championship began in 1970, home teams have posted a 33-18 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 51 games of the NFC Championship, favorites have gone 33-18 straight up and 27-23-1 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 20-14 in the title game. Over the last seven seasons, the 'over' is on a 6-1 run in this conference title game.

There have been six 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 5-1. The most recent NFC edition between the Buccaneers and Packers saw the 'over' cash on a 53.5 total as Tampa Bay held off Green Bay, 31-26 in 2020.

Overall NFC Championship Betting Results

  • Favorite-Underdog (F-D)
  • Home-Away (H-A)
  • Straight Up (SU)
  • Against the Spread (ATS)
  • Over-Under (OU)
NFC Championship History
F-D (SU) F-D (ATS) H-A (SU) H-A (ATS) OU
33-18 27-23-1 33-18 26-24-1 20-14

NFC Championship Line History

The NFC Championship betting history covers the first 51 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 (1970-2019)
Year Matchup ATS Result
2020-21 Tampa Bay (+3.5) 31 at Green Bay 26 Underdog-Over (53.5)
2019-20 Green Bay 20 at San Francisco (-7.5) 37 Favorite-Over (47)
2018-19 L.A. Rams (+3) 26 at New Orleans 23 Underdog-Under (55)
2017-18 Minnesota 7 at Philadelphia (+3) 38 Underdog-Over (39)
2016-17 Green Bay 21 at Atlanta (-6) 44 Favorite-Over (60)
2015-16 Arizona 15 at Carolina (-3) 49 Favorite-Over (47)
2014-15 Green Bay 22 at Seattle (-8.5) 28 (OT) Underdog-Over (45)
2013-14 San Francisco 17 at Seattle (-3.5) 23 Favorite-Under (40.5)
2012-13 San Francisco (-3.5) 28 at Atlanta 24 Favorite-Over (48)
2011-12 N.Y. Giants (+2) 20 at San Francisco 17 (OT) Underdog-Under (40.5)
2010-11 Green Bay (-3.5) 21 at Chicago 14 Favorite-Under (42)
2009-10 Minnesota 28 at New Orleans (-4) 31 (OT) Underdog-Over (54)
2008-09 Philadelphia 25 at Arizona (+3.5) 32 Underdog-Over (47)
2007-08 N.Y. Giants (+8) 23 at Green Bay 20 (OT) Underdog-Over (41)
2006-07 New Orleans 14 at Chicago (-2.5) 34 Favorite-Over (42.5)
2005-06 Carolina 14 at Seattle (-3.5) 34 Favorite-Over (43.5)
2004-05 Atlanta 10 at Philadelphia (-5.5) 27 Favorite-Under (37.5)
2003-04 Carolina (+4) 14 at Philadelphia 3 Underdog-Under (36.5)
2002-03 Tampa Bay (+4) 27 at Philadelphia 10 Underdog-Under (34)
2001-02 Philadelphia 24 at St. Louis (-10.5) 29 Underdog-Over (49)
2000-01 Minnesota 0 at N.Y. Giants (-2.5) 41 Favorite-Under (42)
1999-00 Tampa Bay 6 at St. Louis (-14.5) 11 Underdog-Under (44)
1998-99 Atlanta (+10.5) 30 at Minnesota 27 Underdog-Over (55)
1997-98 Green Bay (-2.5) 23 at San Francisco 10 Favorite-Under (44)
1996-97 Carolina 13 at Green Bay (-12.5) 30 Favorite-Over (38)
1995-96 Green Bay 27 at Dallas (-8.5) 38 Favorite-Over (50)
1994-95 Dallas 28 at San Francisco (-7.5) 38 Favorite-Over (48)
1993-94 San Francisco 21 at Dallas (-3) 38 Favorite-Over (47.5)
1992-93 Dallas (+4) 30 at San Francisco 20 Underdog-Over (37)
1991-92 Detroit 10 at Washington (-13) 41 Favorite-Over (43)
1990-91 N.Y. Giants (+8) 15 at San Francisco 10 Underdog-Under (37)
1989-90 L.A. Rams 3 at San Francisco (-7) 30 Favorite-Under (46)
1988-89 San Francisco (+1) 28 at Chicago 3 Underdog-Under (34.5)
1987-88 Minnesota 10 at Washington (-3.5) 17 Favorite-Under (45)
1986-87 Washington 0 at N.Y. Giants (-7.5) 17 Favorite
1985-86 L.A. Rams 0 at Chicago (-10.5) 24 Favorite
1984-85 Chicago 0 at San Francisco (-9) 23 Favorite
1983-84 San Francisco 21 at Washington (-10.5) 24 Underdog
1982-83 Dallas 17 at Washington (+2) 31 Underdog
1981-82 Dallas 27 at San Francisco (-3) 28 Underdog
1980-81 Dallas 7 at Philadelphia (+1) 20 Underdog
1979-80 L.A. Rams (-3.5) 9 at Tampa Bay 0 Favorite
1978-79 Dallas (-3.5) 28 at L.A. Rams 0 Favorite
1977-78 Minnesota 6 at Dallas (-11.5) 23 Favorite
1976-77 L.A. Rams 13 at Minnesota (-4.5) 24 Favorite
1975-76 Dallas (+6) 37 at L.A. Rams 7 Underdog
1974-75 L.A. Rams 10 at Minnesota (-4) 14 Push
1973-74 Minnesota (+1) 27 at Dallas 10 Underdog
1972-73 Dallas 3 at Washington (-3) 26 Favorite
1971-72 San Francisco 3 at Dallas (-7.5) 14 Favorite
1970-71 Dallas (+4) 17 at San Francisco 10 Underdog
  
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