The NFC appears to be wide open and is largely a very weak conference, but there are a clear top five teams as we head into the 2023 season. The best teams in the NFC were playing in late January and I don’t think much will change going into the 2023 season.
I could see a surprise team making some noise, but I think the top five teams in the conference are pretty cut and dry and I don’t think there should be much debate about it.
Who are the top five teams in the NFC? Could a team other than the Philadelphia Eagles represent the conference in the Super Bowl in 2023?
2023 NFL Season: Who are the five best NFC teams?
No. 5: Minnesota Vikings
I just don’t see any scenario where the Vikings win 13 games again this coming season. For goodness sake, they had a negative point differential and won nearly all of their close games. They lost in the Wild Card round and did part with a few veterans this offseason.
Dalvin Cook seems to be on his way out, but this is still a 9-10 win team simply because of their coaching. Outside of Justin Jefferson, I don’t see anything else on offense posing much of a threat and their defense isn’t that great, either. They strike me as a Wild Card team in 2023.
No. 4: Detroit Lions
My personal pick to win the NFC North this year is the Detroit Lions, who had clear needs on defense and fixed them this offseason. They just about overhauled their secondary and filled their hole at tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft.
I firmly disagree with their two first round selections, but this is a tough bunch and went 9-8 last year. I think the Lions are hosting a playoff game in 2023.