The NFL playoffs are finally here!
Week 18 had plenty of drama, especially in the NFC, as the Seattle Seahawks grabbed an overtime win to eliminate the Detorit Lions prior to Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers.
However, the Lions played the ultimate spoiler role, upsetting Green Bay to send Seattle to the postseason. Both the Lions and Seahawks overachieved expectations this season, while Green Bay may have had the final game of the Aaron Rodgers era at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
In the AFC, the Miami Dolphins avoided an epic collapse in the 2022 season to grab the No. 7 seed and set up a third matchup with the Buffalo Bills this season.
The Super Bowl odds have shifted with the latest outcomes, as the Kansas City Chiefs (the No. 1 seed in the AFC) are now the favorite to win the title. The NFC seems to be a two-team race between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, but is there a team with value left on the board?
Here's a look at our latest NFL Power Rankings entering Wild Card Weekend:
1. Kansas City Chiefs (+350) Last Week: No. 3
The Chiefs are in a prime spot to control the AFC, although they may run into the Cincinnati Bengals again in the postseason.
2. Buffalo Bills (+420) LW: No. 1
Buffalo took care of business in Week 18, and it has a winnable matchup with Miami in the wild card round.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (+550) LW: No. 2
The Eagles sputtered down the stretch of the 2022 season, but Jalen Hurts gives the team a higher ceiling in the playoffs.
4. Cincinnati Bengals (+850) LW: No. 4
Don't sleep on Cincy, who has won eight straight games heading into the playoffs.
5. San Francisco 49ers (+550) LW: No. 5
The 49ers are my pick to make it out of the NFC, as Brock Purdy has done enough to win in this system behind a great defense.
6. Dallas Cowboys (+1300) LW: No. 6
Does Dallas pull off the road win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs?
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (+5000) LW: No. 10
The Jags take a major leap after earning a home game in the wild card round.
8. Los Angeles Chargers (+2500) LW: No. 7
Brandon Staley played his starters in Week 18, losing Mike Williams in the process. Does that come back to bite his team in the playoffs?
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2800) LW: No. 10
You can never count out Tom Brady, but the Buccaneers didn't show that they are a contender during the regular season.
10. Minnesota Vikings (+3500) LW: No. 11
The Vikings-Giants matchup may be the best of Wild Card Weekend, especially since they played a barnburner earlier this season.
11. New York Giants (+6000) LW: No. 9
Brian Daboll's team is playing with house money against a Vikings team it nearly beat earlier this season.
12. Baltimore Ravens (+4000) LW: No. 13
Lamar Jackson's status will determine whether or not the Ravens truly have a chance to beat the Bengals in the wild card round.
13. Seattle Seahawks (+7000) LW: No. 18
Seattle is in the playoffs after the Detroit Lions won in Week 18, but the 49ers are a tough matchup to deal with this week.
14. Miami Dolphins (+6000) LW: No. 14
Unless Tua Tagovailoa is healthy, the Dolphins are in a tough spot against the Bills in the playoffs.
Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.