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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

  • [November 17] The Cleveland Browns are given slightly better odds than the surging Miami Dolphins, who are now 3-0 with Tua Tagovailoa under center, to get the final playoff spot in the AFC
  • [November 10] Another win has the Raiders odds to make the playoffs improving from eighth-best to sixth-best
  • [October 27] Although they lost Odell Beckham Jr for the rest of the season, Cleveland’s odds to make the playoffs improved from -185 to -305 thanks to another win paired with Raiders and Patriots losses
  • [October 20] A bad loss to Denver has resulted in New England’s AFC playoff odds plummeting from -177 to +101, the eighth-best odds in the conference
  • [October 14] Even after upsetting the Chiefs in Week 5, the Raiders still only have the ninth-best odds to make the playoffs in the AFC
  • [October 7] The Titans’ playoff odds have been pulled at all sportsbooks due to the COVID outbreak they’re experiencing, which is resulting in some uncertainty around if/when they’ll play games; the Browns have also moved into the seventh-best odds, overtaking the Patriots
  • [September 29] The seven teams favored to make the AFC playoffs have yet to change, but the Patriots saw their odds to make the playoffs improve from -164 to -235 after beating the Raiders in Week 3
  • [September 22] The Raiders odds to make the playoffs improved from +205 to +101 after upsetting the Saints in Week 2, but they still only have the tenth-best odds in the AFC
  • [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 N/A N/A
Pittsburgh Steelers N/A N/A
Baltimore Ravens -1200 +680
Buffalo Bills -600 +410
Indianapolis Colts -270 +205
Las Vegas Raiders -205 +162
Tennessee Titans -205 +166
Cleveland Browns -154 +126
Miami Dolphins -148 +122
New England Patriots +410 -600
Houston Texans +2000 -20000
Denver Broncos N/A N/A
Los Angeles Chargers N/A N/A
Cincinnati Bengals N/A N/A
Jacksonville Jaguars N/A N/A
New York Jets N/A N/A

*Odds updated November 17; bold denotes a team who made the playoffs last year

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Odds to Make Playoffs for NFC Teams

  • [November 17] Wins in Week 10 saw the Vikings and Giants’ playoff odds improve significantly; Minnesota went from +475 to +155, the eighth-best, while New York went from +1080 to +280
  • [November 10] With the Cardinals getting upset in Week 9, the Rams overtook them for the seventh-best odds to make the NFC playoffs
  • [October 27] The Eagles have the sixth-best odds to make the NFC playoffs after beating the Giants in Week 7 to take the top spot in the NFC East; the Bears are still favored to make the playoffs, but Arizona is close on their trail
  • [October 20] Dallas still holds the seventh-best odds to make the NFC playoffs, despite Andy Dalton’s first game as their starter went terribly
  • [October 14] The Cowboys still have the seventh-best odds to make the NFC playoffs after losing star QB Dak Prescott for the season
  • [October 7] A Week 4 loss to the Eagles has resulted in the 49ers odds to make the playoffs fading from -210 to +110, which is a drop from fifth to eighth-best in the NFC
  • [September 29] With the Bears starting 3-0 and the Rams losing to the Bills in Week 3, the two teams are tied for the seventh-best odds to make the NFC playoffs; the Packers and Seahawks broke away from the pack, as their odds improved to -700 and -813, respectively
  • [September 22] With Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas likely done for the season, along with injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, and Tevin Coleman in Week 2, the 49ers saw their playoff odds fade from -218 to -142, the seventh-best odds in the NFC
  • [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 -5000 +2000
Green Bay Packers -2000 +1220
Seattle Seahawks -1300 +790
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1200 +680
Los Angeles Rams -460 +330
Arizona Cardinals -225 +180
Philadelphia Eagles -184 +150
Minnesota Vikings +160 -198
Chicago Bears +250 -330
New York Giants +290 -380
Dallas Cowboys +480 -700
Detroit Lions +580 -950
San Francisco 49ers +830 -1450
Washington Football Team +980 -1600
Atlanta Falcons +2000 -7000
Carolina Panthers +2000 -7000

*Odds updated November 17; 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.