NFC Regular Season Win Totals

Can Matt Ryan lead the Falcons to a bounce back season in 2014?

Our friends at Bovada have released their numbers for NFL win totals and today I’m looking at the NFC.

Arizona 7.5 (-150 over/+120 under) –  The Cardinals have four of their final six games on the road and three of those trips are to Atlanta, Seattle and San Francisco. The middle of the schedule features winnable games against Washington, Oakland, Detroit, Dallas and St. Louis though.  OVER

Atlanta 8.5 (-115 over/-115 under) – The Falcons face a potential ‘murderer’s row’ in the final five games when they have Arizona, @Green Bay, Pittsburgh, @New Orleans and Carolina. Which Falcons’ team shows up in 2014? Last year’s version or the 2012 team that got to NFC Title Game? UNDER

Carolina 8.5 (+120 over/-150 under) – The Panthers have a stretch from late September through early November that includes the following; Pittsburgh, @Baltimore, Chicago, @Cincinnati, @Green Bay, Seattle, New Orleans and @Philly. If they can come through that stretch at 4-4 or better then the sky is the limit. UNDER

Chicago 8.5 (-155 over/+125 under) – Da Bears finish the season with five of their final eight games at home in Soldier Field. The first eight games is the real problem. They have road games at San Francisco, Carolina, Atlanta and New England. A 4-4 start is not the end of the world, but I still expect better. OVER

Dallas 7.5 (-115 over/-115 under) – Dallas has five of their last eight games away from Jerry World and that includes trips to the Giants, Eagles and Bears. The Cowboys do draw the AFC South which could net them three wins there against a weak division. UNDER

Detroit 8.5 (EVEN/-130 under) – The Lions will split their final eight games between the road and Ford Field but the task on the road is daunting. Their four away games are at New England, at Arizona and then they finish the season at Chicago and at Green Bay. A strong start is a must in the Motor City. UNDER

Clay Matthews needs to stay healthy if the Packers are going to win consistently.

Green Bay 10.5 (-115 over/-115 under) – The Pack has the benefit of five home games in their last eight but the opening half of the season features road games at Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans. If they can comes through the first half over .500 then they are in excellent shape. OVER

Minnesota 6 (-150 over/+120 under) – For a young team with a new head coach, the Vikes could have done worse with their schedule. Besides divisional games on the road, they have St. Louis, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Miami and New Orleans. There are a couple of very winnable games there. OVER

New Orleans 10 (-115 over/-115 under) – The Saints will go marching on the road in four of their first six games but the destinations aren’t overly brutal. They’ll head to Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Detroit where they will likely be favored in all four of those games.  UNDER

NY Giants 8 (-130 over/EVEN) – The G-Men have a very balanced schedule and get the benefit of the AFC South which could offer three wins plus they get the Colts at home. Other than a trip to Seattle, the road schedule isn’t too bad. OVER

Philadelphia 9 (-140 over/+110 under) – Philly finishes the season with four division games in their last five and three of those are on the road. They also have trips to San Francisco and Green Bay but the opening half isn’t too difficult. OVER

San Francisco 10.5 (-135 over/+105 under) – The Niners have four of their final six at home. One of those road games is at Oakland too so a strong finish is possible even tough two of the final six are against Seattle. They open their new stadium in week two against Dallas. UNDER

Seattle 11 (-115 over/-115 under) – The defending champs have a balanced schedule that includes potentially tough road games at San Diego, Carolina and Philadelphia but they get Denver and Green Bay at home. UNDER

St. Louis 7.5 (-155 over/+125 under) – The Rams could start 3-0 before starting a gauntlet of contests in the mid-season. They have the Vikes, Cowboys and Bucs in the first three then have Philly, San Fran and Seattle. UNDER

Tampa Bay 7 (-130 over/EVEN) – The Bucs have a stretch of three straight road games and then two more times they have back-to-back road games. With a very tough division and the AFC North, Lovie Smith’s job will be a tough one. OVER

Washington 7.5 (-130 over/EVEN) – The ‘Skins finish the season with three straight divisional games and they draw the AFC South which could bring a couple of wins. Back-to-back road games at San Francisco and Indy will be tough however. UNDER