Many NFL fans and analysts peg the eventual winner of the AFC playoff field to end up being the Super Bowl Champion. Any of these teams could end up taking the top spot in the AFC, and that is a testament to how solid these organizations have looked over the course of the season.
The Buffalo Bills are the AFC betting favorites to win the conference with the top overall record, while the Kansas City Chiefs have the pedigree to make a Super Bowl run, while the Cincinnati Bengals look to establish themselves and repeat as AFC Champions.
To help you place wagers on the AFC Conference Championship Odds, let’s examine the NFC playoff field and predict what each club’s odds are to make a run in the playoffs.
NFL Betting Projections for AFC Conference Winners
Buffalo Bills 12-3 (+160)
The Buffalo Bills were considered Super Bowl favorites when they first started the season, and although they have faced their own challenges, including mistakes and numerous important player injuries, they are once again among the NFL’s top teams.
The Bills Mafia will be difficult to defeat in the postseason, thanks to a top-five offense and defense. Additionally, since they are 5-1 this season at home, home-field advantage can unquestionably be the difference-maker in the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs 12-3 (+240)
Patrick Mahomes hasn’t slowed down at all since Tyreek Hill’s departure, as the Kansas City Chiefs continue to dominate with the NFL’s second-best scoring offense.
Additionally, Mahomes truly has a chance to break the NFL’s single-season passing yard record and is the clear favorite to win MVP. The Chiefs have already won the AFC West, making it their fifth straight division title. Moreover, Andy Reid’s squad is primed to get another shot at the conference title.
Cincinnati Bengals 11-4 (+500)
In 2021, the Cincinnati Bengals appeared to be serious Super Bowl contenders, and they are once again competing at the top of the AFC. To secure the AFC North, they have won seven straight games, nine of the last ten, and 11 of the last 12.
Their 25th-ranked pass defense is still a problem, and the playoffs may bring more of the same. However, having one of the best offenses plus a developing defense might propel them back into the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles Chargers 9-6 (+1200)
With their victory over Indianapolis on Monday, the Chargers locked up the No. 6 seed in the AFC and secured their spot in the postseason.
The Chargers have all the offensive weapons necessary to contend for the Super Bowl with one of the most talented young superstars at quarterback. In order to compete with the likes of the AFC’s top contenders, they will need to clean up their defensive play.
Baltimore Ravens 10-5 (+1300)
Baltimore has already secured a postseason berth, so advancing depends entirely on Lamar Jackson’s injury status. Their roster simply lacks the firepower to compete with the top teams in the AFC without the playmaking QB. Before considering the Ravens as AFC contenders, we need to see them work together on both sides of the ball.
Miami Dolphins 8-7 (+2200)
Thanks to Tua Tagovailoa’s ability to capitalize on his deep ball with a flashy receiving group, Mike McDaniel is in charge of one of the most dangerous offenses in football.
Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle may be too explosive to slow down once the playoffs start, and adding Bradley Chubb would only help the defense get better, but it might be too late if Tagovailoa’s injury issues prevent him from playing in the postseason.
Jacksonville Jaguars 7-8 (+2500)
The Jaguars, who play in the AFC’s poorest division, have begun to set themselves apart. Including victories over the Ravens, Titans, and Cowboys, Jacksonville has won five of its last six games.
With every start Trevor Lawrence makes, he gets one step closer to fulfilling his full potential, which has allowed them to climb out of the gutter, and now they seem to be headed for the AFC South title.