Broncos and Seahawks remain NFL conference favorites

With the NFL’s preseason schedule now getting underway not only are the Super Bowl betting odds getting more attention at the sportsbooks, but so are the odds to win both the AFC and the NFC conference titles in the upcoming season. And last year’s conference champions remain at the top of those two futures lists heading into August.
In the AFC the Denver Broncos are sitting as the 9/4 favorites on the AFC conference odds, after they won that title last season before getting their helmets handed to them in Super Bowl online betting by the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Peyton Manning and company beat Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in last year’s AFC Championship Game by a score of 26-16.
And those Patriots sit second on the current odds to win the AFC at the sportsbooks at 3/1, as they look to get back to the big game this season and pay off on the Super Bowl lines for their supporters. New England is one of the most successful teams in Super Bowl history, and they are never counted out by futures bettors at this time of the year.
The Indianapolis Colts are next at 6/1 on the AFC Championship odds at the sportsbooks, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at 12/1, the Cincinnati Bengals at 16/1, and both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Diego Chargers at 18/1. Indianapolis and San Diego fell to New England and Denver, respectively, in the second round of last year’s AFC playoffs, with the Bengals losing to the Chargers in a Wild Card Weekend game.
The Kansas City Chiefs, last year’s final AFC playoff team, are then at 22/1 on the conference odds for this year, with Houston, Miami, and the Jets all at 28/1, Cleveland at 33/1, Buffalo and Tennessee at 40/1, Oakland at 50/1, and Jacksonville set at 100/1.
In the NFC the Seattle Seahawks cashed on the Super Bowl props and odds at the sportsbooks last season with their 43-8 rout of Denver, and they’re sitting as the 17/4 favorites on the odds to win that conference again in the upcoming season and try for their second straight Super Bowl title.
The rival San Francisco 49ers, who came up short against the Seahawks in last year’s NFC Championship Game, are then at 9/2 on those NFL futures at the sportsbooks, with the Green Bay Packers at 6/1, and both the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints at 15/2. New Orleans got beat by Seattle in the second round of last year’s playoffs, with Green Bay losing to the Niners last year on Wild Card Weekend.
The Philadelphia Eagles, who lost to New Orleans on Wild Card Weekend last season, are then at 14/1 on those NFC Championship odds, with the Detroit Lions at 18/1, and each of the Cardinals, Falcons, and Panthers at 22/1. The Giants, Rams, and Redskins sit at 25/1, with the Cowboys at 28/1, the Bucs at 33/1, and the Vikings last at 40/1.