Current NFL Playoff Picture & Odds

Current NFL Playoff Picture & Odds

Tyler Vaysman
1 year ago
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen leaves field after defeating the New England Patriots

After Week 13, teams are jockeying for position as we head down the stretch of the NFL season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the NFL playoff picture and the favorites to win Super Bowl LVII.

NFC Conference

In the NFC, only one division seems relatively set as the Minnesota Vikings currently hold a five-game lead over the Detroit Lions in the NFC North.

The NFC South has been the weakest of the NFC divisions so far as three teams are currently under .500, with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers leading the way at 6-6. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the favorites to win the division at (-715), but this has truly been a division that no one has been willing to take control of since Week 1.

After weeks of the Seattle Seahawks leading the NFC West, it is now the San Francisco 49ers perched atop the division. The 49ers are the favorites to win the West at (-358).

Lastly, the East remains the best division. The Eagles lead the division at 11-1, but all four teams have at least seven wins, and if Philadelphia falters at all, any of the other three could jump ahead of them with a good stretch of games. Currently, the Eagles are (-455) to win the division, with the Cowboys in second at (+350).

If the season ended today, the Eagles would get the top seed, followed by the Vikings, 49ers, and Buccaneers in the NFC. The three current Wild Card teams are the Cowboys, Giants and Seahawks.

AFC Conference

In the AFC South, the Titans (7-5) look like they will pull away in the division. Despite losing their last game, they still hold a three-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts. Tennessee is (-2000) to win the division.

Like the Titans, the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) have started to pull away in the AFC West. They hold a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Chargers.

The other two divisions are a little tighter. The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals both sit atop the AFC North at 8-4. The Bengals have more momentum as they have won four in a row, but the Ravens currently hold the tiebreaker having won the first matchup (they play each other again in Week 17). The Ravens are slight favorites at (-134) to win it, while the Bengals are (+120).

Lastly, in the AFC East, the Bills have the slight division lead at 9-3, with the Dolphins currently holding the tiebreaker just one game back. They will face the Bills again in Week 15. Buffalo currently sits as the favorite at (-400), while Miami is (+375) to win the division.

If the season ended today, the Bills would get the top spot in the AFC, followed by the Chiefs, Ravens, and Titans. As it sits now, the Bengals, Dolphins and Jets would be in the playoffs as Wild Card teams, but the remaining five weeks could change the standings quite a bit.

Super Bowl Favorites

As of right now, the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season are as follows:

Buffalo Bills (+375)

Kansas City Chiefs (+450)

Philadelphia Eagles (+500)

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