With only three weeks left in the NFL regular season, the playoff field is beginning to shape up with four teams already securing their spot. The San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up for the postseason in February. This may come as no surprise to bettors, but there are several teams on the playoff bubble that weren’t expected to be in contention at the beginning of the season.
The AFC South and NFC South division titles are shaping up to be tight battles. In the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans all have identical records and are vying for the top spot in the division. The NFC South’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints are currently tied for the lead, and the Atlanta Falcons are hoping to make a late push for the division title.
Looking at the AFC South, the Jaguars were a popular dark horse pick to win the division at the start of the season. Despite having recently struggled, they are still favored to win the division. The Colts have surged up the standings with five wins in their last six games, while the Texans have also had a strong season but face concerns about the health of their rookie quarterback, C.J. Stroud.
In the NFC South, the Buccaneers have the inside track to clinch the division title, despite having had the longest odds entering the season. The Saints and Falcons also remain competitive in the division race, with a highly anticipated showdown in Week 18 potentially deciding the winner.
The Buffalo Bills have revived their chances of securing a playoff spot with important wins in recent weeks. They are currently the No. 9 seed in the AFC and face the challenge of tiebreakers with teams ahead of them in the standings. The Bills had short odds to win the Super Bowl and their division at the start of the season, and they still have an opportunity to exceed their season win total.
As the regular season winds down, the race for the playoffs is heating up, and teams are jockeying for position in the postseason. Fans and bettors alike are in for an exciting finish to the NFL season.