2024 NFL Playoff Odds

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NFL playoff odds for the 2024-25 season are available. In early lines, the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and their opponent at last season’s Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers, have the shortest odds to reach the postseason. At the other end of the spectrum, long shots include the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers.

The NFL season will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 5. As the offseason continues, the lines for all 32 teams to make or miss the postseason — along with other NFL odds — will continue to move in response to news and the Week 1 odds release. Here’s what you need to know about betting on the NFL playoffs.

2024 NFL playoff odds

The latest odds for all 32 teams to reach the postseason are available in the table below. If you see a bet you like, clicking the odds will take you to the online sportsbook offering that line. Sports betting promos are available for new users.

Team playoff odds for the 2024-25 NFL season

Arizona Cardinals: Year one of Jonathan Gannon’s tenure concluded with a record of 4-13 and a last-place finish in the NFC West. Arizona is toward the back of the pack in odds to reach the playoffs as the offseason continues. The Cardinals will be on the road to face the Bills in Week 1.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons came up short of a playoff berth a season ago while finishing with a record of 7-10. Atlanta made a big splash during free agency, inking Kirk Cousins to take over at quarterback. The team will be home in Week 1 for a visit from the Steelers.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens were the AFC’s top seed last season but came up short at home versus the Chiefs in the conference title game. Baltimore once again has sportsbooks viewing it as a top threat to win the conference. The season will kick off with the Ravens in Kansas City for a playoff rematch.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills won the AFC East with a record of 11-6 last season, but they also fell victim to Kansas City during the postseason. Over the offseason, Buffalo has parted ways with wideout Stefon Diggs, shipping him to the Texans for draft picks. The Bills will begin the campaign by hosting the Cardinals.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers had the worst record in the league last season at 2-15. Carolina has shifted course on the sidelines, hiring Dave Canales, the former offensive coordinator of the Buccaneers, to take over as its new head coach. The team will be on the road for a divisional showdown with the Saints in Week 1.

Chicago Bears: The Bears went 7-10 last season. This spring, they snagged Caleb Williams with the first pick in the NFL Draft, which they had acquired via a previous trade with the Panthers. The Bears will open the season at home versus the Titans.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow went down to injury midway through last season, but the Bengals remained in the hunt and finished with a record of 9-8. Sportsbooks expect Cincinnati to remain in contention this season, with Burrow expected back under center in Week 1 when the team hosts the Patriots.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns finished with a record of 11-6 and nabbed a wild card berth last season before losing to the Texans in the first round of the playoffs. New arrivals in Cleveland include Jerry Jeudy, who came over via a trade with the Broncos. Cleveland’s season will begin with a visit from the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys won the NFC East last season with a record of 12-5. That didn’t translate into postseason success, however, as the club was upset at home by the Packers, 48-32, in the wild card round after entering as a 7.5-point favorite. Dallas will hit the road in Week 1 to face the Browns.

Denver Broncos: The Russell Wilson era has come to an end for the Broncos as he’s off to play for the Steelers. Denver will look to improve on an 8-9 record while going in a new direction on offense, but early odds suggest that playoff hopes are slim. The Broncos will open their season at the Seahawks.

Detroit Lions: The Lions went 12-5 and won the NFC North last season. They then made some noise in the postseason before falling to the 49ers in the conference title game. Detroit heads to the new season as one of the top favorites to win its conference and will open at home versus the Rams.

Green Bay Packers: Jordan Love exceeded expectations in the QB1 role for the Packers last season. His team then advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs before falling to the 49ers. Sportsbooks expect Green Bay to be in the NFC playoff chase once again. The club will open its season versus the Eagles in Brazil.

Houston Texans: The Texans were the surprising winners of the AFC South last season and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs before losing to the Ravens. Houston has bolstered its ranks over a busy offseason, including signing Joe Mixon to take over as RB1. The Texans will begin their campaign on the road against the Colts.

Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson’s rookie campaign ended early due to injury, but Indianapolis remained competitive and finished with a record of 9-8. The Colts will look to make further headway in what once again looks to be a competitive AFC South. They’ll welcome the rival Texans in Week 1.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars entered last season as a heavy favorite to win the AFC South. They were in the driver’s seat for much of the season, but a collapse down the stretch led to a record of 9-8 and an abrupt end to the campaign. Jacksonville will head down south to face the Dolphins in Week 1.

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs won their second straight Super Bowl title last season with a 25-22 victory over the 49ers in overtime. Kansas City enters the season among the top Super Bowl favorites as the club sets its sights on a three-peat. The team will begin its title defense at home versus the Ravens.

Las Vegas Raiders: Antonio Pierce did a solid job as interim head coach last season, winning three of the team’s last four and leading the Raiders to a record of 8-9. The team has removed the interim tag from his title, and Aidan O’Connell tops the QB depth chart as Las Vegas looks to make further progress. The team will travel to face the Chargers in its opener.

Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers quickly made a splash in the offseason, hiring Jim Harbaugh to take over at head coach. Harbaugh is fresh off a college football national championship at Michigan as he comes in to lead a team that struggled to a 5-12 mark last season. Los Angeles will welcome the Raiders in Week 1.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams went 10-7 and finished second in the NFC West last season, snagging a wild card berth before falling to the Lions. Los Angeles took a big hit over the offseason as star defender Aaron Donald announced his retirement. The team will travel to take on the Lions in Week 1.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins closed out the regular season on a two-game losing streak to finish at 11-6 while coming up short in their quest for an AFC East crown. The club advanced to the playoffs as a wild card but suffered a 26-7 loss to the Chiefs. Miami will host the Jaguars in its opener.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings struggled to a record of 7-10 last season, losing four straight to end a campaign that saw a revolving door at QB following a season-ending injury to Kirk Cousins. It’ll be a new-look offense this season as Cousins has signed with the Falcons. Minnesota will be on the road against the Giants in Week 1.

New England Patriots: The Bill Belichick era came to a close with a thud. New England closed last season with a record of 4-13 and in the basement of the AFC East. Former Patriots’ defender Jerrod Mayo will now be patrolling the sidelines. A trip to face the Bengals will open New England’s season.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints went 9-8 last season, losing out on an NFC South crown due to a tiebreaker with the Buccaneers. Derek Carr closed his first campaign in New Orleans with 3,878 passing yards, 25 TDs, and eight interceptions. The Saints will host the Panthers in their opener.

New York Giants: One season after a surprising playoff berth, the Giants took a step back and finished with a record of 6-11. Saquon Barkley has moved over to the rival Eagles via free agency, and there could be more changes to come as the offseason continues. New York will be at home against the Vikings in Week 1.

New York Jets: The Jets entered last season with some optimism. Disaster struck in the team’s opening game, however, as Aaron Rodgers went down to a season-ending injury on his opening drive. New York and Rodgers will look to make it a quick bounce back. They will open with a tough test at the 49ers.

Philadelphia Eagles: After going 10-1 in their first 11 games last season, the Eagles struggled down the stretch to close with a record of 11-6. That was good enough for a wild card spot, but Philadelphia then made a quick exit from the playoffs with a 32-9 road loss to the Buccaneers. The Eagles will travel to Brazil to face the Packers in Week 1.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers went 10-7 and made the postseason before a 31-17 playoff loss to the Bills last season. It has been an uncharacteristically busy offseason in Pittsburgh, including the arrival of Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. The team will kick off its season on the road against the Falcons.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers’ Super Bowl dream came to a close in heartbreaking fashion last season with a 25-22 overtime loss to the Chiefs. San Francisco is in the midst of another offseason as a Super Bowl favorite, and it will begin next season with a visit from the Jets.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks were in the chase a season ago but ultimately came up short with a final record of 9-8. The Pete Carroll era is over, with Seattle hiring Mike McDonald, the former defensive coordinator for the Ravens, to take his place. The Seahawks will open their season with a visit from the Broncos.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers won the NFC South last season with a record of 9-8. After taking down the visiting Eagles in the wild card round, Tampa Bay ended its season with a 31-23 road loss to the Lions. This season, Tampa will kick things off at home against the Commanders.

Tennessee Titans: A disappointing 6-11 record and a last-place finish in the AFC South has led to changes in Tennessee. Brian Callahan, the former offensive coordinator for the Bengals, has replaced Mike Vrabel as the team’s head coach. The Titans will be on the road against the Bears in Week 1.

Washington Commanders: The Commanders closed out last season on an eight-game skid to finish with a record of 4-13 and in last place in the NFC East. Washington has hired Dan Quinn, the former defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, as its new head coach. The team will kick off its season against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.

NFL playoff odds last updated: May 17

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2023-24 NFL playoff teams

Here’s how the seeds shook out on the AFC side:

Here were the NFC qualifiers:

2024 NFL playoff results

The NFL playoffs began on Jan. 13. Here’s a breakdown of each round.

Wild card round

Divisional round

Conference championships

2024 Super Bowl

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 most recent playoff trip:

TeamAppearancesLast Results
Arizona Cardinals112021 — Lost to Rams in wild card round
Atlanta Falcons142017 — Lost to Eagles in divisional round
Baltimore Ravens152023 — Lost to Chiefs in AFC title game.
Buffalo Bills232023 — Lost to Chiefs in divisional round.
Carolina Panthers82017 — Lost to Saints in wild card round
Chicago Bears272020 — Lost to Saints in wild card round
Cincinnati Bengals162022 — Lost to Chiefs in AFC title game
Cleveland Browns262023 — Lost to Texans in wild card round
Dallas Cowboys362023 — Lost to Packers in wild card round
Denver Broncos222015 — Won Super Bowl over Panthers
Detroit Lions182023 — Lost to 49ers in NFC title game.
Green Bay Packers362023 — Lost to 49ers in divisional round.
Houston Texans72023 — Lost to Ravens in divisional round.
Indianapolis Colts292020 — Lost to Bills in wild card round
Jacksonville Jaguars82022 — Lost to Chiefs in divisional round
Kansas City Chiefs262023 — Won Super Bowl over 49ers.
Las Vegas Raiders232021 — Lost to Bengals in wild card round
Los Angeles Chargers202022 — Lost to Jaguars in wild card round
Los Angeles Rams322023 — Lost to Lions in wild card round
Miami Dolphins252023 — Lost to Chiefs in wild card round
Minnesota Vikings312022 — Lost to Giants in wild card round
New England Patriots282021 — Lost to Bills in wild card round
New York Giants332022 — Lost to Eagles in divisional round
New York Jets142010 — Lost to Steelers in AFC title game
New Orleans Saints142020 — Lost to Buccaneers in divisional round
Philadelphia Eagles302023 — Lost to Buccaneers in wild card round
Pittsburgh Steelers342023 — Lost to Bills in wild card round
San Francisco 49ers292023 — Lost Super Bowl to Chiefs.
Seattle Seahawks202022 — Lost to 49ers in wild card round
Tampa Bay Buccaneers142023 — Lost to Lions in divisional round.
Tennessee Titans252021 — Lost to Bengals in divisional round
Washington Commanders252020 — Lost to Buccaneers in wild card round

How to bet on NFL playoff futures

During the 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

For the above example, odds of -250 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:

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 began on Jan. 13, 2024, and concluded 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 and San Francisco 49ers are among the top betting favorites to reach the NFL playoffs for the 2024-25 season.

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, both of which fell far short of a spot last season.