The National Football Conference has been unexpected so far throughout the 2022-2023 season. With teams failing and rising, the question of who will get the ticket to the super bowl is still up in the air. Although the NFC standing will look very different come the postseason, these teams are the NFC contenders for making the trip to the super bowl.
Los Angeles Rams
The previous years’ champions, the Los Angeles Rams, should not be counted out when talking about NFC championship contenders. Led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Rams are one of the most elite teams in the league while being packed with talent. Although coming off of last season’s super bowl win, the Rams have started the 2023 season off with only a 3-3 record.
Those losses came from the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers. The Rams still have plenty of time till February to turn their record around. With one of the best defenses in the league, led by Aron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
Though the loss of Odell Beckam Jr. hurts the NFC offense, the Rams made a quick time by adding Allen Robinson to pair with Cooper Kupp. Kupp has continued to dominate the league, already putting up 607 receiving yards on the year. All around the Rams look just as deadly as the year before.
One team that most NFC fans did not expect to be undefeated by week seven of the NFL season was the Philadelphia Eagles. Before the start of the season, the question of Jalen Hurts being a reliable quarterback was still being questioned. Hurts had and the Eagles team coming into the 2022-2023 season, had something to prove.
That they did, quickly showing the league they are not to be underestimated. Some of the best wins came up against the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals. Although there is still a majority of the season to be played, the pieces have been falling into place for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Know where else is this more present than Jalen Hurts himself, who has exploded coming into the season. Hurts has already put up 1,514 yards and 6 touchdowns to go along with that. Leading this team to an undefeated record.
New York Giants
By far the black horse of this list, the New York GIants blew away the league this year after starting off the season 6-1. After winning their first game against the Tennessee Titans, the Giants have been on a roll. Leading the way, their elite offensive duo in Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley has taken defenses by storm.
After Barkley’s injuries and Jones’s rocky season last year, most fans doubted the Giants, assuming they would be one of the worst teams in the league. So far, the Giants have silenced those fans, becoming a formidable force in the NFL.
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