Kansas City, Buffalo, and Cincinnati are the top three seeds in the AFC. Over in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Minnesota Vikings are one, two, and three. Check out a rundown of each conference before the NFL Wild Card games and free NFL Playoffs analysis.
AFC and NFC Betting Playoff Analysis | Here’s A Rundown of Both Conferences
2023 NFL Playoffs
• When: Saturday, Jan. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 14
AFC Conference Rundown
1. Kansas City Chiefs – It’s going to be difficult for any team to beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. KC searches for their third Super Bowl appearance since 2020 as the AFC’s top seed.
2. Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen and the Bills could end up hosting the AFC Championship depending on a coin flip. The Bills must get by scrappy Miami on Sunday before thinking of the title game, though.
3. Cincinnati Bengals – Cincinnati ended the season rolling through opponents. The Bengals face familiar foe Baltimore in their wild card matchup.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars – Most believe Jacksonville just making the NFL postseason is a huge accomplishment. But Trevor Lawrence and the Jags believe they can shock the world by winning the AFC.
5. Los Angeles Chargers – If the Bolts can get by Jacksonville in their wild card game, their chances of winning the conference rise because left tackle Rashawn Slater will return to the field.
6. Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens may have to play their wild card game versus Cincinnati with Anthony Brown at quarterback. If that happens, Baltimore will be hard-pressed to keep it close.
7. Miami Dolphins – Mike McDaniel ruled out Tua Tagovailoa. McDaniel didn’t even blink about starting Skylar Thompson or Teddy Bridgewater against the Bills. The Fins’ head coach said Miami is preparing Skylar to start.
NFC Conference Rundown
1. Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Hurts didn’t play well in the Eagles’ NFL Week 18 victory over the Giants. Hurts has a week to get it together. If he doesn’t, the Eagles playoff run will be short.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Unless Brock Purdy takes a massive backward step, San Francisco is the team to beat to win the NFC. Purdy is lighting it up, the defense is the best in the league, and Deebo Samuel is healthy.
3. Minnesota Vikings – Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson will be tough to stop. So if Minnesota’s defense can play better during the playoffs than it did during the season, the Vikings are a conference contender.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tampa made the playoffs. Now that they have, don’t be surprised when Tom Brady and rest of the Buccaneers step it up and make it to the NFC title game.
5. Dallas Cowboys – Dallas enters the playoffs after one of their worst performances of the season. Washington, along with rookie quarterback Sam Howell, dusted the Boys in week 18. Not a good sign.
6. New York Giants – Brian Daboll will have the right strategy for the Giants to upset the Vikings on Sunday. NYG isn’t good enough on paper to win the NFC. But heart, and Daboll’s genius play-calling skills, might be enough to overcome their lack of talent.
7. Seattle Seahawks – Seattle lucked into their playoff spot. The Seahawks struggled to beat a bad Rams team on their field. Then, Seattle prayed for a Detroit upset victory over the Green Bay Packers. Seattle’s playoff prize is a third season loss to the San Francisco 49ers.