NFL playoff odds for the 2023-24 season are available at the top online sportsbooks. Bettors can wager on which teams will qualify or miss out. As the offseason moves along, the odds will continue to move in response to betting action and other developments. Based on the current numbers, some teams, such as the Chiefs and Eagles, are strong favorites to make it to the postseason.
Others are long shots, while many are between the two extremes. In addition to a chance to gain even more season-long rooting interest, the odds provide a look ahead at expectations for the upcoming campaign. Here’s a look at what you need to know about betting on the NFL playoffs, along with the latest lines.
2023-24 NFL playoff odds
Legal online sportsbooks have released playoff odds for the 2023-24 NFL season. If you see a bet that you want to place, just click the odds. Doing so will direct you to the sportsbook where you can place the wager.
NFL team playoff odds for 2023-24
Arizona Cardinals: Yes /No (-2000) The Cardinals closed out last season on a seven-game losing streak to finish at 4-13. An offseason of change is underway, including hiring a new head coach and GM.
Atlanta Falcons: Yes /No (-150) The Falcons were more competitive than many observers were expecting last season. However, the end result was a record of 7-10 to come up short in the NFC South.
Baltimore Ravens: Yes /No (+130) The Ravens were an AFC wild card last season with a record of 10-7. The club then lost in the first round of the postseason to the division-rival Bengals.
Buffalo Bills: Yes /No (+195) The Bills are the reigning AFC East champions with a record of 13-3. Their postseason dreams came to an end, however, with a convincing home loss to the Bengals in the divisional round.
Carolina Panthers: Yes /No (-260) The Panthers had a season filled with drama, including an in-season firing of their head coach, but they still managed to battle for the NFC South until the end before closing out at 7-10.
Chicago Bears: Yes /No (-190) The Bears closed out the year on a 10-game skid to finish at 3-14. The club earned the top pick in the NFL draft as a result, but traded the selection to the Panthers.
Cincinnati Bengals: Yes /No (+240) The Bengals wrapped up the season at 12-4 and as champions of the AFC North. The club advanced to the AFC title game before losing to the Chiefs.
Cleveland Browns: Yes /No (-120) The Browns were on the outside looking in at the postseason after closing out at 7-10 and in last place in the AFC North.
Dallas Cowboys: Yes /No (+160) The Cowboys were an NFC wild card after racking up a record of 12-5 last season. The team’s playoff run then came to a close with a loss to the 49ers in the divisional round.
Denver Broncos: Yes /No (-240) The Broncos failed to live up to preseason expectations while struggling to a final mark of 5-12, which left them in the basement of the AFC West standings.
Detroit Lions: Yes /No (+140) The Lions showed a good deal of improvement a season ago. The team came up just short of a postseason spot with a record of 9-8 and remained in contention until the final day of the regular season.
Green Bay Packers: Yes /No (-240) The Packers were also eliminated from the playoff hunt on the final day of the season while finishing with a record of 8-9. The club will begin life without Aaron Rodgers this season.
Houston Texans: Yes /No (-700) Observers did not have high expectations for the Texans last season. Houston met those low expectations while finishing at 3-13-1 and has once again hired a new head coach to attempt to right the ship.
Indianapolis Colts: Yes /No (-450) The Colts had a challenging campaign that concluded with a seven-game losing streak to finish at 4-12-1. An offseason of change is underway.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Yes /No (+165) The Jaguars were one of the league’s top surprises last season. The club won the AFC South with a record of 9-8 and put up a fight in a postseason loss to the Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs: Yes /No (+360) After a 14-3 regular season and another AFC West title, the Chiefs advanced through the AFC side of the bracket before taking down the Eagles in the Super Bowl.
Las Vegas Raiders: Yes /No (-425) A year after earning a playoff spot, the Raiders came back to earth with a record of 6-11. Looking ahead, Jimmy Garoppolo takes over at QB following the departure of Derek Carr.
Los Angeles Chargers: Yes /No (-120) The Chargers earned an AFC wild card spot with a record of 10-7 a season ago. The club then blew a massive lead before losing to the Jaguars in the opening round of the playoffs.
Los Angeles Rams: Yes /No (-300) The Rams entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champions, but they limped to the finish line with a final record of 5-12 as injuries took a massive toll.
Miami Dolphins: Yes /No (-110) It was a season of big swings in momentum for the Dolphins, but the end result was an AFC wild card spot and a record of 9-8. The club lost a close one to the Bills in the opening round.
Minnesota Vikings: Yes /No (-120) The Vikings had an impressive season that saw them go 13-4 and finish on top of the NFC North. The momentum didn’t carry over, however, as Minnesota fell to the Giants in the first round.
New England Patriots: Yes /No (-265) The Patriots had an inconsistent campaign that concluded at 8-9, but they did manage to stay in the wild card chase until the end.
New Orleans Saints: Yes /No (+165) The Saints finished last season with a record of 7-10 and in a logjam behind the Buccaneers in the NFC South. The club has brought Derek Carr to town as its new QB1.
New York Giants: Yes /No (-170) The Giants turned things around last season and clinched an NFC wild card spot with a record of 9-7-1. The club advanced to the divisional round before falling to the Eagles.
New York Jets: Yes /No (+130) The Jets began last season with some promise before skidding to a final mark of 7-10. Over the offseason, the team worked out a trade to bring Aaron Rodgers to New York.
Philadelphia Eagles: Yes /No (+340) The Eagles were the NFC’s top seed last year at 14-3. After an impressive run through the postseason, Philadelphia couldn’t hang onto a halftime lead and fell to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Yes /No (-150) The Steelers finished last season with a record of 9-8, running head coach Mike Tomlin’s streak of .500 or better seasons to 16, an impressive turnaround for a club that was 2-6 at its bye week.
San Francisco 49ers: Yes /No (+340) The 49ers were the NFC West champs with a record of 13-4. The club advanced to the NFC title game before falling to the Eagles in an injury-marred outing.
Seattle Seahawks: Yes /No (-110) The Seahawks appeared likely to take a step back last season. However, head coach Pete Carroll and company delivered a 9-8 record and a surprising wild card berth.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Yes /No (-450) The final year of the Tom Brady era was a challenging one. The Buccaneers won the NFC South at 8-9 but lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Cowboys.
Tennessee Titans: Yes /No (-370) The Titans appeared to be cruising to an AFC South title last season before suffering a seven-game skid to finish at 7-10.
Washington Commanders: Yes /No (-370) The Commanders battled to a record of 8-8-1 last season and stayed in postseason contention until the latter stages. The hunt for a franchise QB continues.
NFL playoff odds last updated: May 25, 2023
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.
2023 NFL 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.
2023 NFL divisional round
- 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.
2023 NFL conference championships
- 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 NFL hasn’t released the schedule for the 2023-24 season yet. 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.