2021 NFL Playoff Picture Final Weeks

Updating the playoff picture for Week 18, and more details and information you can bet on in my coverage at TheLines.

Heading into Week 18 and the games on Saturday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, there is just one team locked into their playoff position. The Green Bay Packers are the No. 1 seed in the NFC and get a first round bye. Six teams have clinched a playoff berth as Week 18 spreads hit the board.

See the playoff picture and standings below, along with the NFL Playoff odds for teams to make the playoffs, updated odds to win the Super Bowl, and my weekly NFL underdog picks, which are 25-12 ATS (67.6%) this season after the Bengals produced our 19th outright underdog winner last week. The five year record posting underdog only picks on these pages is 125-91 ATS (57.9%).

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: AFC

1.Tennessee Titans (11-5)

Remaining schedule: at Texans

2. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)

Remaining schedule: at Broncos

3. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)

Remaining schedule: at Browns

4. Buffalo Bills (`0-6)

Remaining schedule: Jets

5. New England Patriots (10-6)

Remaining schedule: at Dolphins

6. Indianapolis Colts (9-7)

Remaining schedule: at Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers (9-7)

Remaining Schedule: at Raiders

In the Hunt

Las Vegas Raiders (9-7)

Remaining Schedule: Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7-1)

Remaining Schedule: at Ravens

Baltimore Ravens (8-8)

Remaining schedule: Steelers

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: NFC

1. Green Bay Packers (12-3)

Remaining schedule: Vikings, at Lions

2. Dallas Cowboys (11-4)

Remaining schedule: Cardinals, at Eagles

3. Los Angeles Rams (11-4)

Remaining schedule: at Ravens, 49ers

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4)

Remaining schedule: at Jets, Panthers

5. Arizona Cardinals (10-5)

Remaining schedule: at Cowboys, Seahawks

6. San Francisco 49ers (8-7)

Remaining schedule: Texans, at Rams

7. Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)

Remaining schedule: at WFT, Cowboys

In the Hunt

New Orleans Saints (7-8)

Remaining schedule: vs. Panthers, at Falcons

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Updating the playoff picture for Week 17, and more details and information you can bet on in my coverage at TheLines.

Heading into Week 17 and the games on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, there are 23 of the league’s 32 teams within one game of a playoff spot. Six teams have clinched a playoff berth as Week 17 spreads hit the board.

See the playoff picture and standings below, along with the NFL Playoff odds for teams to make the playoffs, updated odds to win the Super Bowl, and my weekly NFL underdog picks, which are 24-12 ATS this season and better than 57.5% over the past five years.

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: AFC

1. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)

Remaining schedule: at Bengals, at Broncos

2.Tennessee Titans (10-5)

Remaining schedule: Dolphins, at Texans

3. Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)

Remaining schedule: Chiefs, at Browns

4. Buffalo Bills (9-6)

Remaining schedule: Falcons, Jets

5. Indianapolis Colts (9-6)

Remaining schedule: Raiders, at Jaguars

6. New England Patriots (9-6)

Remaining schedule: Jaguars, at Dolphins

7. Miami Dolphins (8-7)

Remaining Schedule: at Titans, Patriots

In the Hunt

Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)

Remaining Schedule: Broncos, at Raiders

Baltimore Ravens (8-7)

Remaining schedule: Rams, Steelers

Las Vegas Raiders (8-7)

Remaining Schedule: at Colts, Chargers

Cleveland Browns (7-8)

Remaining Schedule: at Steelers, Bengals

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: NFC

1. Green Bay Packers (13-3)

Remaining schedule: Lions

2. Los Angeles Rams (12-4)

Remaining schedule: 49ers

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4)

Remaining schedule: Panthers

4. Dallas Cowboys (11-5)

Remaining schedule: Eagles

5. Arizona Cardinals (11-5)

Remaining schedule: Seahawks

6. San Francisco 49ers (9-7)

Remaining schedule: Rams

7. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)

Remaining schedule: Cowboys

In the Hunt

New Orleans Saints (8-8)

Remaining schedule: at Falcons

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Initially posted Dec. 24

The expanded playoff participants to seven teams in each conference has created more excitement and opportunities for teams in the closing weeks of the season. I’m updating the playoff picture with added notes and insights for leading online sports betting news site TheLines.

I’ll update this post each week here as the playoff positions and standings change. You can also follow my weekly underdog picks, which are 22-11 ATS with 17 outright winners into Week 16.

2021 NFL Playoff Picture Week 16

You can also check out the odds for each team to make the playoffs, along with team pages and additional betting data with information you can bet on.

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: AFC

1. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

Remaining schedule: Steelers, at Bengals, at Broncos

2. New England Patriots (9-5)

Remaining schedule: Bills, Jaguars, at Dolphins

3. Tennessee Titans (9-5)

Remaining schedule: 49ers, Dolphins, at Texans  (Update, Titans beat 49ers on Thursday night to move to 10-5)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

Remaining schedule: Ravens, Chiefs, at Browns

5. Indianapolis Colts (8-6)

Remaining schedule: at Cardinals, Raiders, at Jaguars

6. Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)

Remaining schedule: at Texans, Broncos, at Raiders

7. Buffalo Bills (8-6)

Remaining schedule: at Patriots, Falcons, Jets

In The Hunt

Baltimore Ravens (8-6)

Remaining schedule: at Bengals, Rams, Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1)

Remaining Schedule: at Chiefs, vs. Browns, at Ravens

Four teams remain in the playoff picture with 7-7 records, but the odds are stacked against the Raiders, Dolphins, Browns and Broncos.

NFL PLAYOFF ODDS: NFC

1. Green Bay Packers (11-3)

Remaining schedule: Browns, Vikings, at Lions

2. Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

Remaining schedule: WFT, Cardinals, at Eagles

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4)

Remaining schedule: at Panthers, at Jets, Panthers

4. Arizona Cardinals (10-4)

Remaining schedule: Colts, at Cowboys, Seahawks

5. Los Angeles Rams (10-4)

Remaining schedule: at Vikings, at Ravens, 49ers

6. San Francisco 49ers (8-6)

Remaining schedule: at Titans, Texans, at Rams

7. Minnesota Vikings (7-7)

Remaining schedule: Rams, at Packers, Bears

In The Hunt

Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

Remaining schedule: Giants, at WFT, Cowboys

New Orleans Saints (7-7)

Remaining schedule: vs. Dolphins, vs. Panthers, at Falcons

 

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay