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2023 NFC Preview (Teams 9-16)

Updated: Aug 19, 2023




Predicted Order of Finish



*In parenthesis is the team's 2022 NFL ranking.



9. Washington-


Good News- the Commanders return 10 starters including DT Daron Payne (11.5 sacks) from last year’s defense which ranked third in the NFL in yards allowed


Bad News- a young QB and a suspect O-line is never a good combination entering a season


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 6.5


Points Per Game- (24)

Rush Yards Per Game- (12)

Pass Yards Per Game- (21)

Sacks Allowed- (26)

Points Allowed Per Game- (7)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (11)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (4)

Sacks- (12)

Turnover Margin- (26)



10. LA Rams-


Good News- QB Matthew Stafford is set to return after missing the final 7 games in 2022 with a neck injury


Bad News- the defense was gutted in the offseason losing CB Jalen Ramsey, LB Bobby Wagner, and DT Greg Gaines


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 6.5


Points Per Game- (26)

Rush Yards Per Game- (27)

Pass Yards Per Game- (27)

Sacks Allowed- (30)

Points Allowed Per Game- (21)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (13)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (21)

Sacks- (21)

Turnover Margin- (16)



11. Seattle-


Good News- QB Geno Smith exceeded expectations in his first year as the Seahawks’ starter throwing for 4,282 yards and 30 TD’s


Bad News- the defense ranked 25th in points allowed and 26 in total yards allowed in 2022, a far cry from the days of the Legion of Boom


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 8.5


Points Per Game- (9)

Rush Yards Per Game- (18)

Pass Yards Per Game- (11)

Sacks Allowed- (23)

Points Allowed Per Game- (25)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (30)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (13)

Sacks- (7)

Turnover Margin- (12)



12. Green Bay-


Good News- the duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon in the backfield will help QB Jordan Love ease into the starting role


Bad News- the Packers’ defense under coordinator Joe Berry has regressed since his arrival in 2021 despite having 8 first-round picks at his disposal


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 7.5


Points Per Game- (14)

Rush Yards Per Game- (15)

Pass Yards Per Game- (17)

Sacks Allowed- (7)

Points Allowed Per Game- (17)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (26)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (6)

Sacks- (27)

Turnover Margin- (12)



13. Tampa Bay-


Good News- either QB Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask will have a viable receiving corps led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin


Bad News- the Bucs' once stout O-line must be rebuilt and Todd Bowles holds a 22-44 record his past 4 full seasons as head coach in the NFL


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 6.5


Points Per Game- (25)

Rush Yards Per Game- (32)

Pass Yards Per Game- (2)

Sacks Allowed- (1)

Points Allowed Per Game- (13)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (15)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (9)

Sacks- (7)

Turnover Margin- (20)



14. Chicago-


Good News- signing D.J. Moore gives Justin Fields a go to option at WR and Aaron Rodgers is no longer on the schedule twice a year


Bad News- RB David Montgomery’s absence will be felt both on the field (1,117 total yards, 6 TD’s) and in the locker room


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 7.5


Points Per Game- (23)

Rush Yards Per Game- (1)

Pass Yards Per Game- (32)

Sacks Allowed- (29)

Points Allowed Per Game- (32)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (31)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (17)

Sacks- (32)

Turnover Margin- (20)


15. Carolina-


Good News- the schedule offers plenty of winnable games for new HC Frank Reich and top overall pick Bryce Young at QB


Bad News- to get Young the Panthers' had to give up top WR D.J. Moore who caught 63 passes for 888 yards and 7 TD's in 2022


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 7.5


Points Per Game- (20)

Rush Yards Per Game- (10)

Pass Yards Per Game- (29)

Sacks Allowed- (11)

Points Allowed Per Game- (19)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (18)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (22)

Sacks- (25)

Turnover Margin- (24)




16. Arizona-


Good News- special teams returns two solid assets in K Matt Prater and return specialists Greg Dortch


Bad News- QB Kyler Murray is coming off a torn ACL in 2022 and the defensive front, one of the Cardinals’ only strengths last year, lost both J.J Watt and Zach Allen


OVER/UNDER Total Wins 4.5


Points Per Game- (21)

Rush Yards Per Game- (22)

Pass Yards Per Game- (18)

Sacks Allowed- (23)

Points Allowed Per Game- (31)

Rush Yards Allowed Per Game- (14)

Pass Yards Allowed Per Game- (24)

Sacks- (23)

Turnover Margin- (26)






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