The NFL has reached its halfway point in the season. Some teams have given up on the season already, while others strengthened their teams for a run to make the playoffs and ultimately the Super Bowl. A lot of change has happened in the five weeks since the first NFL Futures Division odds article, only one division is tied at the top while another division has three teams with six wins.
Below, we go over the standings of each AFC division, as well as the NFL futures betting odds to win each division, thanks to BetOnline Sportsbook.
NFL Futures Betting Odds to Win Each AFC Division
- Buffalo Bills: 6-2 — (-300)
- New York Jets: 6-3 — (+1100)
- Miami Dolphins: 6-3 — (+385)
- New England Patriots: 5-4 — (+1400)
The Buffalo Bills followed their win against the Ravens with wins against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. The New York Jets managed to upset the Bills in Week 9 and added wins against the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. They did lose Breece Hall in that game against the Broncos. The Miami Dolphins followed up their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with losses to the Jets and Minnesota Vikings. They were able to turn it around and win three straight against the Steelers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. Before the trade deadline, they were able to add Bradley Chubb and Jeff Wilson Jr. as key pieces to that team.
After a 1-3 start, the New England Patriots have turned it around with a 4-1 stretch in Weeks 5-9. Dominating wins against the Lions and Cleveland Browns. After a loss to the Bears, the Pats rebounded against the Jets and Indianapolis Colts.
- Baltimore Ravens: 6-3 — (-400)
- Cincinnati Bengals: 5-4 — (+300)
- Cleveland Browns: 3-5 — (+2200)
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 2-6 — (+7500)
The Baltimore Ravens reclaimed the AFC North lead by beating the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, then adding wins against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints. The Bengals have tried to keep pace with the Ravens, but after losses to the Ravens and the Browns, they are 0-3 in the division. The flip side to that is that they are currently 3-0 against the NFC South with wins over the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers.
The Cleveland Browns fell apart in Weeks 5-7, as they lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, Patriots and Ravens before turning it around against the Bengals and their bye week. The Pittsburgh Steelers were not able to keep pace with the rest of the division, but did manage to play spoiler and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their only win in Weeks 5-8 before their bye week.
- Kansas City Chiefs: 6-2 — (-650)
- Los Angeles Chargers: 5-3 — (+450)
- Denver Broncos: 3-5 — (+3300)
- Las Vegas Raiders: 2-6 — (+4000)
The Kansas City Chiefs came out firing, starting the year 4-1. Then, the matchup of the year happened and a late touchdown gave the win to the Bills to knock KC to 4-2. They rebounded to beat San Francisco before their bye and needed OT to beat the Tennesee Titans to help them keep the division lead. The Los Angeles Chargers were tied with the Chiefs after beating the Browns and Denver Broncos, but a loss to the Seattle Seahawks moved them back to a game behind. After their bye week, they were able to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal.
The Denver Broncos are one of the biggest disappointments through nine weeks of the NFL season. A lot of high hopes for this team after going out and getting Russell Wilson and only three wins to show for it. Three wins at this point in the year is embarrassing. Can they turn it around after their bye week? The Las Vegas Raiders are in the same boat. The Raiders have blown three different 17-point leads this year and only have two wins thus far. The season is far from over but, some shakeups might need to happen to save them.
- Tennesee Titans: 5-3 — (-300)
- Indianapolis Colts: 3-5-1 — (+800)
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-6 — (+325)
- Houston Texans: 1-6-1 — (+10000)
After starting the season 0-2, the Titans went on a five-game win streak to rocket them to first in the division. In the win streak, they were able to beat the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, which they swept with this win. Following two wins over the Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Colts had hope for the season. It fell apart after the Titans game. They benched Matt Ryan for Sam Ehlinger and lost their next two games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars held a lead for a little bit in this division, but have fallen flat once again. Five straight losses for this team put them at 2-6, but a comeback victory against the Raiders may give them some life. The Houston Texans might be in tank mode for the rest of the season. After getting their only win against the Jaguars, they came out of the bye week losing three games in a row to the Raiders, Titans and Philadelphia Eagles.