The calendar has officially turned to July, and that means the opening of training camps are now just a few weeks away. It’s been a long, arduous wait, but real football—the kind with hitting and pads—is nearly upon us, and that’s reason to look ahead to what’s sure to be an outstanding season.
So, in that vein, it’s time to assess the playoff odds for every team.
In this piece, you’ll find the teams ranked from worst odds to best. Again, these are my rankings. They're based on my thoughts on each team’s offseason and their projections headed into this year. To provide context, I’ve also included Odds Shark's over/under wins total for each team.
While Vegas and I agree on some teams, we wildly differ on others—which should provide a fascinating exercise with the season a little more than two months away.
It’s important to note the disparity between the two conferences, as the NFC is far superior. This means that the elite teams in the AFC face much better odds of making the playoffs. Clubs like the Patriots, Broncos and Colts shouldn’t find much opposition on their way to January, while superior NFC squads like the Seahawks, 49ers and Packers will face significantly tougher competition.
Just because an AFC team is listed ahead of an NFC team here doesn’t mean that they are better; it just means that they have an easier road to the postseason.
Here are my NFL playoffs odds for every team at the start of July.
Win totals courtesy of Oddsshark.com.