With the start of the NFL season still a few months away, the hope is that we will be beyond all the craziness of COVID-19 and the quarantine situations going on in cities all across the country. The reality is that the sports world has been severely impacted through all of this, with most of us now ready to see any sort of positive news that might even hint at a return to normalcy. For now, all we can do is look ahead and talk about how things might play out once sports do return. With that in mind, let’s talk about the NFL and the favorites to win the AFC Championship this coming season. Keep in mind that these odds to win will change with each free agency move.
Updated NFL AFC Championship Odds March 26th
Kansas City Chiefs (+350)
It is probably no real surprise to learn that the defending Super Bowl champions are in as the favorite to win the AFC again this coming season. As long as the Chiefs have a healthy Patrick Mahomes and the weapons he has at his disposal, they are likely going to be favorites to win most of the games that they play. The Chiefs do have a lot of work to do this offseason, as they have a ton of free agents on their roster, but given the decisions they have made in recent seasons, they are going to be fine.
Baltimore Ravens (+400)
Given the way in which the Ravens went crashing out of the playoffs last season, losing to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round, it’s easy to forget that they had the best record in the conference. They will be looking to improve a run defense that was totally gashed in the postseason, while also looking to ensure that Lamar Jackson gets the protection he needs to get the job done. The Ravens should be great again this year, but can they get it done in the postseason.
New England Patriots (+1000)
You know that things have changed in the NFL when you see the odds for the AFC Championship and the New England Patriots are not at the top of the list. With Tom Brady no longer part of the setup in New England, the truth is that none of us really knows what to expect from the Patriots this coming season. It looks as though they are prepared to roll the dice with Jarrett Stidham, and while he looked good last preseason, playing a full regular season is something completely different.
Buffalo Bills (+1200)
The Bills might well be the team to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East this season, as they look to improve on the 10-6 record from last year. The Bills went out early in the postseason and know that they need to add a few more pieces, which they have certainly done in the opening week of free agency. Besides making moves to bolster their D-Line, they also went out and acquired the services of WR Stefon Diggs. This is a team that really needs to be considered a dark horse pick for the coming season.