Chiefs are the NFL’s heaviest favorites to make the playoffs

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The defending champion Chiefs don’t have much competition in their division and are overwhelming favorites to return to the playoffs this season.

The odds at Caesars have the Chiefs at -1800 favorites to make the playoffs, by far the heaviest favorites to make the postseason of any team in the league. That’s due in part to the Chiefs’ own strength and in part to the rest of the division, where the Broncos, Chargers and Raiders are all playoff long shots. The Chiefs have won the AFC West four years in a row, and there’s every reason to believe they’ll make it five.

After the Chiefs, the team with the strongest odds to make the playoffs are the Ravens at -1000. The Ravens had the best record in the NFL last season at 14-2 before faltering in the playoffs.

In the NFC, there are no overwhelming favorites like the Chiefs or Ravens. The strongest favorites to make the playoffs are the Saints at -330, followed closely by the 49ers at -325.

8 responses to “Chiefs are the NFL’s heaviest favorites to make the playoffs

  1. New England a heavy favorite to not make the playoffs because of quarterback downgrade

  2. Wait you are telling me that “the team most likely to win it’s division” is also “heaviest favorites to make the playoffs”?

  3. The super bowl champs are always the favorite to win before the next season begins.

    Not what I would call “breaking news”.

  4. godkingskovald says:
    May 6, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    Wait you are telling me that “the team most likely to win it’s division” is also “heaviest favorites to make the playoffs”?

    There are 8 division winners. The Chiefs are heavily favored to win their division, and the most favored to make the playoffs. Now just because you are favored to win a division does not mean you are the most heavily favored to make the playoffs. In terms of Power rankings, or seeding positions, Vegas as them as #1 overall. The #4 team could be the favorite to win their division but that doesn’t mean they have better odds to make the playoffs than another team.

  5. Well considering the Chiefs are 24-3 against AFC West opponents since 2015 I’d say the possibility of them not making the playoffs are slim to none.

  6. Anyone thinking the afc west is a walk in the park, doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

  7. didnthearwhat says:
    May 6, 2020 at 11:53 am
    New England a heavy favorite to not make the playoffs because of quarterback downgrade

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    Patriots QB play can’t get any worse than last year. The division also has 3 young QBs and one of them saw ghosts when he faced Belichicks defense. I think the Patriots win the division again and make the playoffs.

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