The 2023 NFL season is a few months out, and there will plenty to learn about each team through training camp and preseason.
The cream rises to the top. Since the NFL enjoys some of the best parity among any sport, there will certainly be surprises and disappointments.
Can the Giants and Seahawks continue to grow after their big 2022 seasons? Will Jalen Hurts solidify his place among the game’s elite quarterbacks?
Let’s dive into the NFL playoffs odds for the 2023 season.
Odds To Make NFL Playoffs
NFL odds are current as of 11 a.m. ET on June 15, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
AFC Lines To Make Playoffs
- Kansas City Chiefs (-500)
- Cincinnati Bengals (-340)
- Buffalo Bills (-245)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (-192)
- Baltimore Ravens (-150)
- New York Jets (-134)
- Los Angeles Chargers (-115)
- Miami Dolphins (-105)
- Cleveland Browns (+104)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (+146)
- Denver Broncos (+194)
- New England Patriots (+235)
- Tennessee Titans (+245)
- Indianapolis Colts (+350)
- Las Vegas Raiders (+390)
- Houston Texans (+520)
NFC Lines To Make Playoffs
- San Francisco 49ers (-430)
- Philadelphia Eagles (-400)
- Dallas Cowboys (-210)
- Detroit Lions (-170)
- New Orleans Saints (-164)
- Seattle Seahawks (-122)
- Minnesota Vikings (+116)
- Atlanta Falcons (+116)
- Green Bay Packers (+138)
- New York Giants (+160)
- Carolina Panthers (+168)
- Chicago Bears (+172)
- Washington Commanders (+300)
- Los Angeles Rams (+310)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+340)
- Arizona Cardinals (+980)
When it comes to who will make the NFL playoffs bracket, we find no significant surprises among the top three or four teams in each conference, and seeing the Lions at -170 is refreshing.
The Saints holding better odds than the Ravens and Jets is questionable, especially when you consider Lamar Jackson and Aaron Rodgers are in better situations to succeed than Derek Carr.
The Chargers and Dolphins are tempting choices at -115 and -105, respectively, and the Browns can be a strong target at +104 if Deshaun Watson captures much of his past form. The Giants are being disrespected at +160.
Longer shots to consider include the Broncos (+194) bouncing back under Sean Payton, and the Colts (+350) getting a big spark from promising rookie QB Anthony Richardson.
NFL Division Winner Favorites
AFC East: Buffalo Bills (+130)
Buffalo has won the AFC East in the last three years and still looks formidable on both sides of the ball. But this could be a tight division race with the Jets (+250) solving their quarterback issue and the Dolphins (+290) also being in the mix if Tua Tagovailoa stays healthy.
If New York’s offense meshes well early and Vic Fangio can get much more out of the Miami defense, the Bills will have to hold off some serious challengers.
AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals (+125)
The Bengals are the natural favorites here, but the Ravens (+240) are also a strong contender.
Jackson has the best-looking receiving crew of his career in terms of depth and talent. The Browns are also a nifty pick at +390, with a full season of Watson and a promising defense.
AFC South: Jacksonville Jaguars (-160)
This certainly seems like a one-team race. The Colts (+500) might make some noise, but not enough to realistically challenge for the division title.
The Titans (+380) have better odds than Indianapolis, but Tennessee may end up missing the playoffs and finishing third.
AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs (-160)
The Chiefs have owned this division since 2016, and it’s hard to see their dominance ending. The Chargers (+300) and the Broncos (+550) will likely aim for Wild Card berths.
Los Angeles is a solid favorite to finish second, but a Russell Wilson rebound season under Payton is certainly possible.
NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles (-105)
The Cowboys (+175) will be the biggest threat to the defending NFC Champions in this division. Dallas’ imposing defense looks even better than it did last year.
The key may be whether Dak Prescott can win a big game later in the season. A Week 14 matchup between the teams might prove to be pivotal.
NFC North: Detroit Lions (+145)
Detroit is a true and clear favorite and an obvious sentimental pick. They have not won a division title in 30 years, and that was when the NFC North was the NFC Central.
Minnesota (+270) is the only other team that looks like a possible playoff contender, and the Vikings don’t have the defense to push the rising Lions for first place.
NFC South: New Orleans Saints (+135)
This will be the weakest division in the NFL. The Saints look respectable enough to be a wild-card team if they were in another division, but they are the best of a mediocre lot here.
Where have you gone, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan? Carr is the best QB in the division to open the season, which says a lot about the NFC South.
NFC West: San Francisco 49ers (-165)
The Niners have the best defense in the league and an impressive crew of playmakers on offense. Brock Purdy or Trey Lance will be critical in San Francisco’s efforts to stay ahead of Seattle (+220). The Seahawks added more key pieces on defense and drafted impact offensive playmakers in the offseason.
AFC Wild Card Favorites
Baltimore Ravens (-150)
Jackson is headed for his best season as a passer, and he will re-emerge as an elite QB. The Ravens’ front office has finally surrounded him with a real crew of quality wide receivers.
If the defense is consistently solid, then the Ravens should at least be a top wild-card team.
New York Jets (-134)
The Jets’ Super Bowl winner odds (+1800) are a bit long, but justifiably so: Rodgers will need time to mesh with his new playmakers, and the core of the roster has yet to be tested in the postseason.
But there are no significant reasons why New York can’t reach the playoffs now that they have addressed their biggest problem spot.
Los Angeles Chargers (-115)
The Chargers have a mix of Justin Herbert and a good enough defense to nail down a wild-card berth. Herbert’s collection of playmakers is solid, and Los Angeles is a good target to at least qualify for the final AFC playoff spot.
NFC Wild Card Favorites
Dallas Cowboys (-210)
Dallas can push for the NFC East title, but if it does not, there is too much talent on the roster not to expect a playoff berth. Wagering on the Cowboys to make the playoffs is a safer bet. Expecting them to make a deep run once they get there is usually set up for a letdown.
Seattle Seahawks (-122)
The Seahawks made the postseason last year when no one outside their team facilities expected them to. Now Seattle is more capable of getting to the playoffs. They have a strong secondary, and the offense can be more potent with impressive rookies complementing the key returnees.
Minnesota Vikings (+116)
Even without Dalvin Cook, Minnesota still has a quality offensive attack. Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson lead a proven passing game, and Alexander Mattison should be an effective replacement for Cook.
Brian Flores is a welcome addition as a defensive coordinator, but Minnesota still needs to improve on that side of the ball, so seeing them at +116 makes sense.
I prefer the Giants at +160 over Minnesota, as Brian Daboll‘s team will continue to overcome expectations, and Daniel Jones will take advantage of an improved supporting cast.
Best Bets to Make NFL Playoffs
Bills: Win Super Bowl 58 (+900)
The Chiefs are at +600, and the Eagles are at +800, but it is hard to repeat as either a Super Bowl or conference champion. It is an ideal time for Buffalo to make its best bid for the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship. The defense still looks sturdy, and the pressure is on Josh Allen to prove he can win big games in the postseason. I expect him to be up to the challenge this time.
49ers: Win NFC (+400)
The Eagles have the best odds to win the NFC at +330, but San Francisco stole standout defensive tackle Javon Hargrave away from Philadelphia. A dominant defense now looks even more frightening. Whoever wins out between Purdy and Lance can rely on the rest of the roster to spur the bid for the George Halas Trophy.
Ravens: Win AFC North (+240)
Jackson has his lucrative contract and ample weaponry, including Mark Andrews, Odell Beckham Jr., Zay Flowers and Rashod Bateman. Beckham will still command much defensive attention, and the young WRs have upside. Jackson will be on a mission, and the Baltimore defense should be better than Cincinnati’s.