AFC Championship betting odds: Broncos, Patriots lead the pack

Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shakes hands with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

As we gear up for the final stretch of the season, we are beginning to figure out who are the true contenders and who are the pretenders in each conference. According to Las Vegas, the AFC Championship will come down to the two teams that faced off in Week 12 on Sunday Night Football — the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.

Denver remains the favorites despite their loss to New England, while the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts round out the top five.

Of course, as the next month plays out, we could see plenty of movement in the betting lines, but the top two teams are expected to remain the same. With so many teams currently sitting at 5-6, it is going to be a fun final stretch of the season.

Here are the updated betting odds for the AFC Championship, via Bovada.lv:

Denver Broncos                        5/4

New England Patriots                5/2

Cincinnati Bengals                     7/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    8/1

Indianapolis Colts                      12/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    22/1

Baltimore Ravens                      33/1

San Diego Chargers                  33/1

Miami Dolphins                         50/1

Tennessee Titans                       50/1

New York Jets                           100/1

Cleveland Browns                      150/1

Buffalo Bills                              200/1

Topics: AFC Championship, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

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