On Monday night, in what was supposed to be one the easiest games left on a very difficult remaining schedule, the Bills lost to the Denver Broncos, 24-22.
Buffalo is now 5-5, just 3-5 against AFC competition, and they are currently the 10th seed in the conference.
With the meltdown currently happening in Buffalo, and the odds of them missing the playoffs now at -250, it seems like a good time to check in on the playoff odds for all the teams on the bubble.
AFC Playoff Hopefuls
The Cincinnati Bengals also lost in Week 10, and they are now 5-4 and in last place in the AFC North. But they are also still favored to be in the postseason at -135. However, that is a big drop from when the season began, and there is reason for concern in Cincinnati, especially with the Ravens coming up on a short week.
The team that beat the Bengals was the Houston Texans, and if the season ended today they would be in and the Bengals would be out. But they are still paying plus money to be a playoff team at +105.
The Cleveland Browns are just ahead of the Texans as the sixth seed in the AFC Playoffs, and even though it seems like Deshaun Watson has a new injury every week, they are -320 to make the postseason. That is the power of that defense and Defensive Player of the Year favorite Myles Garrett.
The third of the three AFC North teams currently in is the Pittsburgh Steelers, but there is a little less certainty that they will make the playoffs. The Steelers are even on making or missing, paying -110 for either bet.
NFC Playoff Hopefuls
The big story in the NFC has been the Minnesota Vikings, who refuse to die in spite of losing Kirk Cousins for the year. They have won five straight, Joshua Dobbs has won two games since he was traded for, and Minnesota is paying -200 to remain in the playoff field at season’s end.
Unlike the AFC, which has four teams currently out of the playoffs at .500 or better, all of the NFC teams below the seventh seed are below .500. In the eighth spot is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they are at +155 to make the playoffs. That’s because as bad as they have been, they’re only a game behind the Saints in the NFC South. New Orleans is paying -125 to win that division and make the postseason. Neither of these teams is a good bet to be a wild card team.
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