NFL playoff odds for the 2023-24 season are available at top online sportsbooks. The odds have shifted following the results of the first 13 weeks of play, and they will continue to do so as Week 14 and the rest of the NFL season play out in response to betting action and other developments.
Several preseason favorites to reach the postseason are in good shape as far as the odds are concerned. Other clubs that were expected to be in the mix have seen their odds take a hit, while a few surprising contenders have managed to emerge. Here’s what you need to know about betting on the NFL playoffs, along with the latest lines for all 32 teams.
2023-24 NFL playoff odds
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NFL team playoff odds for 2023-24
Below is a breakdown of the playoff odds for all 31 clubs that remain in postseason contention, along with a look at each team’s current state of affairs.
Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals head to a bye week at 3-10 following an upset road win over the Steelers. While the team is still technically alive in the hunt, the chances of all of the stars aligning for Arizona are very slim.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have won two in a row and are now in sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a record of 6-6. The club hosts the Buccaneers this week.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills are back from a bye at 6-6 and have plenty of work to do to snag a postseason berth, a surprising shift as the team entered the campaign as a top favorite. The stretch run begins with a challenging road game against the Chiefs.
Chicago Bears: The Bears are 4-8 as they return from a break. Chicago has been playing better of late while winning two of three, but it has a lot of ground to make up just to stay in the hunt.
Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati is 6-6 following an upset win over the Jaguars. The team’s postseason odds took a hit following a season-ending injury to Joe Burrow, but a fantastic outing from Jake Browning has sparked some optimism.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns have lost two straight to fall to 7-5. Newly signed Joe Flacco got the start in last week’s loss to the Rams. It could be Flacco under center once again when the team takes on the Jaguars.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys picked up a shootout victory over the Seahawks last week, the team’s fourth win in a row. Now 9-3, Dallas has a showdown with the Eagles up next.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos’ five-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Texans on Sunday. Now 6-6, the team will try to rebound on the road versus the Chargers.
Detroit Lions: The Lions picked up a road win over the Saints on Sunday to improve to 9-3. Detroit remains in first place in the NFC North as it gets set to take on the Bears in Chicago.
Green Bay Packers: The Packers are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the league, upsetting the Chiefs on Sunday night for a third straight win. Now 6-6, Green Bay will try to keep its momentum going on Monday Night Football versus the Giants.
Houston Texans: The Texans improved to 7-5 with a home win over the Broncos on Sunday. Houston entered the season with low expectations, but the club now finds itself in the AFC postseason chase as it gets set for a date with the Jets.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have won four straight to get to 7-5, winning a close one on the road over the Titans last week. Indianapolis is on the road again on Sunday to take on the Bengals.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars lost to the Bengals on Sunday to drop to 8-4. Trevor Lawrence suffered a high ankle sprain and could miss some time. C.J. Beathard will get the nod if Lawrence is unable to go versus the Browns.
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs lost an upset to the Packers on Sunday night, the team’s third defeat in its last five games. Kansas City is 8-4 and remains atop the AFC West, but the recent struggles are beginning to raise eyebrows.
Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders are back from a bye at 5-7 and looking to snap a two-game skid when they host the Vikings. Las Vegas is still in the mix, but the clock is ticking for the team to make a move.
Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers snapped a three-game skid with a 6-0 victory at the Patriots last week in a game that was impacted by the elements. Up next is a game versus the Broncos on Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams took down the visiting Browns on Sunday for their third consecutive win. Now 6-6, the team’s playoff hopes are suddenly very much alive. Los Angeles will be at the Ravens on Sunday.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have won three straight, defeating the Commanders in convincing fashion last time out, and are now 9-3. Miami remains in control of the AFC East as it gets set to face the Titans on Monday night.
Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings are back from a bye week at 6-6 and will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they play the Raiders. Questions were swirling about who will be under center, but Joshua Dobbs will remain in the starting role for this week.
New England Patriots: The struggles continue for the Patriots. The club has dropped five straight to fall to 2-10 and is in last place in the AFC East. New England will try to stop the bleeding when it faces the Steelers on Thursday Night Football.
New Orleans Saints: Yes The Saints have dropped three in a row, losing at home to the Lions on Sunday, and have fallen to 5-7. Derek Carr is in the concussion protocol. Jameis Winston could get the start versus the Panthers if Carr isn’t clear.
New York Giants: The Giants return from a bye at 4-8 and will be looking to sustain the momentum of a two-game winning streak when they face the Packers on Sunday night. Tommy DeVito remains under center after impressing the last few weeks.
New York Jets: The Jets have dropped five straight to fall to 4-8. Benching Zach Wilson hasn’t taken care of the team’s offensive woes. Wilson will return to the starting role this week when New York hosts the Texans.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers dropped to 7-5 with an upset loss at home to the Cardinals on Sunday. The team also lost Kenny Pickett to a high ankle sprain. Mitch Trubisky will get the start when the club faces the Patriots on Thursday night.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers are riding a four-game winning streak following a dominant road victory over the Eagles. A home date with the Seahawks is up next for the 9-3 team.
Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks are 6-6 following a loss to the Cowboys, the team’s third consecutive defeat. Seattle’s odds of making the postseason have been on the decline in the wake of its recent struggles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers improved to 5-7 with a win over the Panthers on Sunday, snapping a two-game skid in the process. A road trip to take on the division-leading Falcons is up next.
Tennessee Titans: The Titans fell to 4-8 with a tough home loss to the Colts on Sunday. Tennessee hits the road to face the Dolphins on Monday night and will look to improve on its 0-6 record in away games.
Washington Commanders: The Commanders have dropped four straight to fall to 4-9 as they head into a bye week. The last three defeats have all been by double digits. Washington returns to action next week versus the Rams.
NFL teams eliminated from playoff contention 2023-24
Just one team is officially out of the running to make it to the NFL playoffs thus far, but the list will grow longer as the remainder of the regular season plays out.
- Carolina Panthers: The Panthers fell to 1-11 with a loss to the Buccaneers, just days after the team parted ways with head coach Frank Reich. The team is the clubhouse leader to land the first pick in the NFL draft, a selection it traded to Chicago.
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2022-23 NFL playoff teams
After a thrilling regular season, here’s how the seeds shook out on the AFC side of the bracket:
- 1 — Kansas City Chiefs, 14-3
- 2 — Buffalo Bills, 13-3
- 3 — Cincinnati Bengals, 12-4
- 4 — Jacksonville Jaguars, 9-8
- 5 — Los Angeles Chargers, 10-7
- 6 — Baltimore Ravens, 10-7
- 7 — Miami Dolphins, 9-8
Here’s a look at the NFC qualifiers:
- 1 — Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3
- 2 — San Francisco 49ers, 13-4
- 3 — Minnesota Vikings, 13-4
- 4 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-9
- 5 — Dallas Cowboys, 12-5
- 6 — New York Giants, 9-7-1
- 7 — Seattle Seahawks, 9-8
2023 NFL playoff results
The 2023 NFL playoffs began on Jan. 14. Here’s how things shook out during each round.
Wild card round
- San Francisco 49ers 41, Seattle Seahawks 23: The 49ers covered as nine-point home favorites.
- Jacksonville Jaguars 31, Los Angeles Chargers 30: The Jaguars covered as two-point home underdogs.
- Buffalo Bills 34, Miami Dolphins 31: The Dolphins covered as 14-point road underdogs.
- New York Giants 31, Minnesota Vikings 24: The Giants covered as 2.5-point road underdogs.
- Cincinnati Bengals 24, Baltimore Ravens 17: The Ravens covered as eight-point road underdogs.
- Dallas Cowboys 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14: The Cowboys covered as 2.5-point road favorites.
- Kansas City Chiefs 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 20: The Jaguars covered as 9.5-point road underdogs.
- Philadelphia Eagles 38, New York Giants 7: The Eagles covered as eight-point home favorites.
- Cincinnati Bengals 27, Buffalo Bills 10: The Bengals covered as six-point road underdogs.
- San Francisco 49ers 19, Dallas Cowboys 12: The 49ers covered as 3.5-point home favorites.
- Philadelphia Eagles 31, San Francisco 49ers 7: The Eagles covered as three-point home favorites.
- Kansas City Chiefs 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20: The Chiefs covered as two-point home favorites.
2023 Super Bowl
- Kansas City Chiefs 38, Philadelphia Eagles 35: The Chiefs covered as 1.5-point underdogs.
NFL teams with the most playoff appearances
The NFL can be cyclical, as teams go through ebbs and flows of contention. On an all-time basis, the Cowboys and Packers are the current leaders with 35 playoff appearances each, while the Texans are last with six. Here are the totals for all 32 teams and what happened during their last playoff trip:
|Arizona Cardinals||11||2021 — Lost to Rams in wild card round|
|Atlanta Falcons||14||2017 — Lost to Eagles in divisional round|
|Baltimore Ravens||14||2022 — Lost to Bengals in wild card round|
|Buffalo Bills||22||2022 — Lost to Bengals in divisional round|
|Carolina Panthers||8||2017 — Lost to Saints in wild card round|
|Chicago Bears||27||2020 — Lost to Saints in wild card round|
|Cincinnati Bengals||16||2022 — Lost to Chiefs in AFC title game|
|Cleveland Browns||25||2020 — Lost to Chiefs in divisional round|
|Dallas Cowboys||35||2022 — Lost to 49ers in divisional round|
|Denver Broncos||22||2015 — Won Super Bowl over Panthers|
|Detroit Lions||17||2016 — Lost to Seahawks in wild card round|
|Green Bay Packers||35||2021 — Lost to 49ers in divisional round|
|Houston Texans||6||2019 — Lost to Chiefs in divisional round|
|Indianapolis Colts||29||2020 — Lost to Bills in wild card round|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||8||2022 — Lost to Chiefs in divisional round|
|Kansas City Chiefs||25||2022 — Won Super Bowl over Eagles|
|Las Vegas Raiders||23||2021 — Lost to Bengals in wild card round|
|Los Angeles Chargers||20||2022 — Lost to Jaguars in wild card round|
|Los Angeles Rams||31||2021 — Won Super Bowl over Bengals|
|Miami Dolphins||24||2022 — Lost to Bills in wild card round|
|Minnesota Vikings||31||2022 — Lost to Giants in wild card round|
|New England Patriots||28||2021 — Lost to Bills in wild card round|
|New York Giants||33||2022 — Lost to Eagles in divisional round|
|New York Jets||14||2010 — Lost to Steelers in AFC title game|
|New Orleans Saints||14||2020 — Lost to Buccaneers in divisional round|
|Philadelphia Eagles||29||2022 — Lost to Chiefs in Super Bowl|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||33||2021 — Lost to Chiefs in wild card round|
|San Francisco 49ers||28||2022 — Lost to Eagles in NFC title game|
|Seattle Seahawks||20||2022 — Lost to 49ers in wild card round|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||2022 — Lost to Cowboys in wild card round|
|Tennessee Titans||25||2021 — Lost to Bengals in divisional round|
|Washington Commanders||25||2020 — Lost to Buccaneers in wild card round|
How to bet on NFL playoff futures
Over the lengthy offseason, online sportsbooks will release the odds for each team’s chances to make the playoffs. Betting will begin then and can continue as the odds shift and remain available for much of the season.
To make the playoffs: Dallas Cowboys
- Yes -250
- No +195
For the above example, the -250 odds for “yes” indicate that the sportsbook sees it as more likely that Dallas makes it to the postseason, as do the +195 odds for “no.”
However, the preseason odds won’t always be correct. There’s regular turnover in NFL playoff participants from season to season. What the odds do provide, though, is a realistic set of expectations for all 32 teams.
For some clubs, the postseason odds will hover around -110 for both choices, similar to a spread or total bet. The span between the numbers can be much wider for other teams, just like what you find in some moneyline bets.
As a season-long wager, the bet requires a long-term perspective, as your funds will remain tied up until there’s an outcome. Beyond the chance to win some money if your bet is correct, NFL playoff futures can give you something else to root for as the season progresses.
NFL postseason format
Beginning with the 2020 season, the NFL expanded the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. It was the first such expansion since 1990 and included several notable changes. Here’s how the format works:
- The four division winners (East, North, South and West) from the AFC and NFC automatically qualify, for a total of eight teams.
- The remaining six spots go to wild card teams — three from each conference.
- Tiebreakers will determine qualifiers and seeds as necessary.
- The postseason tournament is single-elimination. Winners advance, and losers go home.
- Teams are seeded one through seven in both conferences, with the top seed receiving a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
- The playoffs begin with wild card weekend. There are six games in total, three each on the AFC and NFC sides, with winners advancing.
- Next is the divisional round — four games, two on each side of the bracket, with winners advancing.
- The final four teams square off in the AFC and NFC title games. The winners advance to play in the Super Bowl.
NFL playoff FAQs
In what season did the NFL expand the playoffs to 14 teams?
The NFL changed its postseason format to 14 teams in 2020. The playoff field was previously 12 teams, as it had been since the 1990 season.
When do the NFL playoffs begin this year?
The playoffs are likely to begin on Jan. 13, 2024, and they’ll conclude with Super Bowl 58 on Feb. 11.
What is the lowest-seeded playoff team to win a Super Bowl?
The 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers and 2010 Green Bay Packers share the distinction. Both clubs were six seeds that ran the table to win the Super Bowl.
Which NFL teams are the biggest favorites to make the playoffs this season?
The Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers are among the top betting favorites to reach the NFL playoffs.
Which NFL teams are the biggest long shots to make the playoffs this season?
The teams with the worst odds to make the playoffs include the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers