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  • After our first look at each team in Week 1, the playoff odds have been shuffled up in both conferences
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The 2020 NFL regular season concludes January 3, 2021 with, for the first time in NFL history, the top seven teams from each conference moving onto the 2020-21 NFL Playoffs, which are set to begin January 9, 2021. We’ve been tracking the odds for all 32 teams to make the playoffs from the time the odds opened and will continue to do so right through to Week 17. The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from our most trusted online sports betting sites.

Odds to Make Playoffs for AFC Teams

  • [September 15] The same seven teams are still expected to make the playoffs in the AFC after Week 1, but the Colts dropped to the seventh-best odds, while the Steelers improved to third-best
  • [September 8] These are the seven teams who are expected to make the AFC playoffs based on the odds ahead of kickoff: Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis, New England, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee
  • [August 12] After dealing away Jamal Adams, the Jets now have the third-worst odds to make the playoffs among AFC teams; the Pats’ playoff odds also took a hit after numerous players opted out of the season, which also resulted in the Bills’ odds moving from -140 to -183
  • [June 29] After signing Cam Newton, the Patriots’ odds to make the playoffs improved from -182 to -220, the third-best odds in the AFC; the Bills saw their playoff odds worsen from -186 to -140 as a result of the Pats getting stronger under center
  • [June 4] The Bills have surpassed the Patriots for the third-best odds to make the playoffs in the AFC; the Colts’ odds also continue improving, going from -157 to -178
  • [April 29] After the NFL Draft, the Patriots (now third-best) and Colts (now fifth-best) saw their odds to make the playoffs improve, while the Steelers went from -172 to -138
  • [March 25] Based on the opening odds, the Chiefs, Ravens, Patriots, Bills, Titans, Steelers, and Texans will make the AFC playoffs, leaving the Colts as the first team out

AFC Playoff Odds

Team Odds to Make 2020-21 NFL Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs -1600 +960
Baltimore Ravens -1300 +800
New England Patriots -210 +170
Pittsburgh Steelers -205 +166
Buffalo Bills -178 +144
Tennessee Titans -162 +132
Indianapolis Colts -140 +116
Los Angeles Chargers +116 -142
Cleveland Browns +118 -144
Las Vegas Raiders +210 -270
Houston Texans +220 -290
Denver Broncos +330 -460
Miami Dolphins +570 -900
Jacksonville Jaguars +590 -950
New York Jets +640 -1100
Cincinnati Bengals +980 -1600

*Odds taken September 15; bold denotes a team who made the playoffs last year

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Odds to Make Playoffs for NFC Teams

  • [September 15] After beating the Cowboys in Week 1, the LA Rams have kicked the Eagles out of the top seven in odds to make the NFC playoffs
  • [September 8] Based on the odds ahead of kickoff, these seven teams will make the playoffs from the NFC: San Francisco, New Orleans, Dallas, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Seattle, and Minnesota. The noticeable exception from that list is the Green Bay Packers
  • [August 12] Despite acquiring Jamal Adams from the Jets, Seattle’s odds to make the playoffs have actually gotten slightly worse
  • [June 4] Despite comments from Drew Brees that may have divided the locker room, the Saints have overtaken the Niners for the best odds to make the playoffs among NFC teams; The Bucs have seen their playoff odds go from -312 to -235, allowing the Cowboys to surpass them for third-best in the conference
  • [April 29] After opting to find Aaron Rodgers’ replacement in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, instead of adding to a roster that made it to the NFC Championship game last season, the Packers’ odds to make the playoffs continued to fade, going from -220 to -153, which is just sixth-best in the NFC
  • [April 22] The Bucs now have the third-best odds to make the playoffs in the NFC after acquiring Rob Gronkowski
  • [March 25] According to the opening odds, the Saints, 49ers, Packers, Eagles, Cowboys, and Seahawks will make the playoffs, while the Rams, Vikings, and Bucs will battle it out for the new third and final wild card spot

NFC Playoff Odds

Team Odds to Make 2020-21 NFL Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
New Orleans Saints -480 +350
Dallas Cowboys -225 +180
San Francisco 49ers -215 +174
Green Bay Packers -170 +138
Seattle Seahawks -170 +138
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -138 +114
Los Angeles Rams -136 +112
Philadelphia Eagles -110 -110
Chicago Bears +110 -134
Arizona Cardinals +116 -142
Minnesota Vikings +120 -146
Detroit Lions +330 -460
Atlanta Falcons +340 -460
Washington Football Team +550 -850
New York Giants +770 -1300
Carolina Panthers +830 -1450

*Odds taken September 15; bold denotes a team who made the playoffs last year


Archived NFL Playoff Odds: 2019-20

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.