To begin with, its no surprise that the Chiefs and Ravens are AFC futures favorites. Kansas City won the Super Bowl and Baltimore was the top seed in 2019. Both teams were impressive at the 2020 NFL Draft. Meanwhile, the list of viable alternatives doesn’t look all that threatening. In particular, the Patriots are no longer top tier chalk with the NFL futures betting odds. Tom Brady’s departure only adds to New England’s lack of playmakers. Buffalo could be a team that emerges from the pack. While the Colts and Steelers will get shopped too.
2020 AFC Championship
|Date and Time:||Season Opens Thursday, September 10, 2020|
AFC Championship Betting Odds at SBG
|Kansas City Chiefs||2/1|
|New England Patriots||10/1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||12/1|
|Las Vegas Raiders||15/1|
|New York Jets||50/1|
2020 AFC Championship Odds Overview
Above all the AFC looks like a two-team race. Kansas City and Baltimore clearly stand above the rest as bona fide offshore betting chalk. Ironically the Chiefs could be a better team this year even if they miss the Super Bowl. While the Ravens playoff loss was a shocking lesson that they can build on. In view of pro football’s volatile nature is nothing certain. Which is why its shop to smart for alternatives. Injuries and other factors could derail KC or Baltimore.
Kansas City Chiefs
To be exact the last repeat Super Bowl champions were the 2003-04 Patriots. And that is what makes Kansas City a potential NFL futures betting odds overlay. Also factoring into that is KC needed strong comebacks in all three of their postseason wins. Indeed, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs lived on the edge en route to glory.
Was the playoff debacle against Tennessee a fluke or portent of things to come? More emphatically did the Titans crack the Lamar Jackson code? On the positive coach, John Harbaugh’s Ravens play the AFC’s most complementary brand of football. On the whole, Baltimore could prove to be the most fundamentally sound of all choices.
New England Patriots
Owing to the Brady departure is this a team to watch. If for no other reason to see how it all plays out. Keep in mind Bill Belichick coached New England to an 11-5 record the one season that Brady missed. Now the Hoodie gets to live out his dream of winning without the GOAT. But does he have enough to stick it to Tom?
Time is running out on the long career of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Because of this Super Bowl window closing is the pressure on coach Mike Tomlin. Of great concern is the lethargic play of the Steelers over the past several seasons. Even if Big Ben stays healthy is there actually enough fire here for a run?
Following a 2019 playoff season and a strong draft is, Buffalo getting love. However, Josh Allen and the offense flopped in a winnable playoff game at Houston. Was it a learning experience or a reality check?
Quarterback Philip Rivers arrives from the Chargers for a potential one and done season. Is this the reverse Peyton Manning?
In sum, the Ravens are the most complete team in the AFC.