In less than a month, the NFL won’t be delayed any further as it will hold its regular season on September 10, 2020. The opening day will surely get you on your feet as the defending champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, take a home-court dominance against the Houston Texans. It will also allow a limited number of audiences in line with protocols imposed for the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a look at the 5 best NFC squads in ’20 NFL.
In line with that, the 2020-21 NFL will take a 17-week scheduled game until the Super Bowl LIV on February 7, 2020, at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida. That said, the thirty-two teams, coming both from the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), are now ready to face each other, starting with the divisional playoffs.
While the AFC teams are seen every year as the most competitive groups, the NFC squad might give them second thoughts. Today, the NFC teams’ futures odds are excellently ranked in many football platforms. That said, here are the 5 best NFC squads in ’20 NFL you must look forward to in the upcoming NFL season.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers were almost on the spotlight last year as they headed to the Super Bowl LIV finals. They faced the Kansas City Chiefs with great toughness, but they ran out of gasoline to maintain a sturdy engine. That said, they settled as the runner-up, but still have brought pride to the NFC.
Today, they are settling as the top contender in the NFC. They don’t have many changes in the current line up as Jimmy Garappolo takes the starting quarterback role. On the defense side, Arik Armstead, Nick Bosa, and Alex Barett will be the leading players. For the offensive moves, Trent Williams, Daniel Brunskill, and Ben Garland will take the lead.
Another tough team to watch out this year, representing the NFC side, is the Seattle Seahawks. This group has shown football greatness since 2018 as they became part of the league playoffs with a score coming from behind. They were one of the underdogs, but they managed to win divisional rounds without a hitch.
Called as the “Legion of Boom,” the Seahawks’ solid defense is the key to dispatch their rivals in the NFC West Division last year. It was Alan Branch, Brandon Mebane, and Chris Lemons, who brought the team to the league playoffs with their unbelievable defense skills. They tallied a combined 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks for last year’s NFL divisional match-ups.
Green Bay Packers
Despite being the biggest underdog in the NFC last year, the Green Bay Packers proved that they should not be underestimated. This team has risen from the ashes and smashed the Seattle Seahawks during the divisional playoffs. It is the main reason they advanced to the quarterfinals but lost against the San Francisco 49ers.
In the upcoming NFL season, there is no doubt that the Packers can still repeat last year’s performance or even top-notch it. Last year, they were the group with the most improved accomplishments in the net punting average, field-goal percentage, and starting field positions. Every football fan can expect that the Packers are still opting for more this year, and NFC teams must beware.
Heading to the NFC North, you’ll find that the Minnesota Vikings are slowly building walls against their rivals. Coming from a two-year drought, this team managed to step up their performance, which led them to appear in the league playoffs. During Wildcard Week, the Vikings bested the New Orleans Saints, who helped them earn a spot in the quarterfinals.
Like the 49ers, the Vikings this year don’t have many changes in their current roster. Their receiving corps is boosted, which will be their weapon as they vie for the Super Bowl LIV. Aside from that, Dalvin Cook will still play as the starting running back who made an excellent play last year by leading his team to the quarterfinals.
New Orleans Saints
Completing the list of the NFC’s best is the New Orleans Saints. They also dominated the NFC South playoffs last season and will surely do the same this year. They have been in the league playoffs for three consecutive years, and they aren’t looking forward to breaking that streak.
The Saints will not take so much burden in the divisional playoffs this year as they have the easiest schedule. During the first week, they will face the worst teams in the NFC. If they capitalize on this edge, they will start the playoffs strong, and the NFC South title isn’t going anywhere.
The National Football Conference squads have proven that even if the AFC has the toughest groups, they are full of surprises that will surely challenge every team. Hence, with that five most anticipated NFC teams shown above, the NFL this year will take another exciting and thrilling journey.