Bills Don't Deserve to Be Outright Favorite in Latest AFC East Division Odds

The Bills remain the betting favorites to win the AFC East despite recent stumbles.
The Bills remain the betting favorites to win the AFC East despite recent stumbles. / Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Just as several top teams in the NFL begin to stumble, the New England Patriots are getting hot. After their Week 11 win over the Atlanta Falcons, the Patriots now hold the top spot in the AFC East with a 7-4 record. The Bills, having already had their BYE week, are behind them at 6-4. New England doesn't have its BYE Week until Week 14.

Despite not holding the top spot in the division, oddsmakers still have faith that Buffalo will capture the AFC East crown by the end of the season. Here are the latest odds via WynnBET.

Odds to Win the AFC East

  • Bills -170
  • Patriots +120
  • Dolphins +25000
  • Jets +100000

The Bills Don't Deserve to be Front Runners

Everyone had high expectations for the Bills coming into this season, and at times they've looked like the Super Bowl contenders we expected them to be. At other times, like their 9-6 loss to the Jaguars, they look like the Bills of old.

Meanwhile, the Patriots got off to a slow start to their season, which is expected when you have a rookie quarterback starting in Mac Jones, but they've been the hottest team in the NFL as of late, having won five straight games.

Not only has their offense been much better as of late, but their defense has established itself as a top tier unit. They rank third in opponent yards per play and first in scoring defense, allowing teams to put up an average of just 16.1 points per game.

The division crown will likely come down to how the two games against the Bills and Patriots will go down. If either team can sweep the series, they'll be in the drivers seat to win the AFC East. They're scheduled to play in Buffalo in Week 13 and then at New England in Week 16.

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