Who Wins the AFC North? AFC North Futures Odds Update

Who Wins the AFC North? AFC North Futures Odds Update

Sam Frohman
1 year ago
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Who Wins the AFC North? AFC North Futures Update

The AFC North is shaping up to be quite the race with each team within one game of each other. The Cincinnati Bengals are currently leading the AFC North, followed by the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers. With three to four games left in the season, there is plenty of time to see some movement in the playoff hunt.

The Bengals, Ravens, and Steelers all played on Sunday, with wins coming from Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Baltimore was not able to pull off the come-from-behind victory against the Packers, where they failed to convert the two-point conversion that would’ve put them ahead in the dying moments of the game.

Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) +140

The Cincinnati Bengals have had a roller coaster of a season. There was a point in time where they were the best team in the AFC but have struggled as of late to win some much-needed games. Their win at Denver was the gritty win that they needed to keep their playoff and divisional win hopes alive and catapult them into first place in the division.

They will end their season with three tough games, including two against divisional opponents: Dec. 26 vs. the Ravens and Jan. 9 vs. the Browns. They will play the Kansas City Chiefs on the weekend between the two. The Bengals need to win two out of three to be comfortable to make the playoffs.

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) +150

The reason the Bengals have taken first place even though they have been playing lackluster football is because the Ravens have been struggling as well. They are on a three-game skid, losing to the Steelers, Browns, and the Packers in the past three weeks, and their loss of Lamar Jackson has not helped their cause.

They have games against the Bengals, Rams, and Steelers in the upcoming weeks. The divisional games will be crucial for them since they are 1-3 so far in divisional games.

Cleveland Browns (7-7) +600

The Browns have their work cut out for them after a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The loss dropped them to the fourth spot in the division, with an uphill battle coming into the final three games of the season.

They will face the NFC-leading Packers, the Steelers, and the Bengals in the final three weeks of the season. It seems like they will need to win at least three of their last four games, which should be a tough road going against another bubble team, a conference leader, and two divisional rivals.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) +700

The odds for the Steelers are low, and there is a clear reason why. They will need to win all three games to give them a shot at winning the division and making the playoffs, and that still may not be enough. They will need their divisional counterparts to help them out with some losses if they want to win the division and make the playoffs.

They will face the Chiefs, the Browns, and the Ravens in their final three games of the season. Their 16-16 tie against the struggling Lions earlier in the season is coming back to haunt them because a tie doesn’t do much for them now. The Steelers are in the win-or-go-home stage and need some magic to pull this off.

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