The 2017 NFL Playoffs field was finalized yesterday with the Packers and Lions securing postseason berths. They will play as the four seed and six seed, respectively, while Dallas and Atlanta will serve as the NFC’s top two seeds. Seattle, the three seed, and New York, the five seed, are the conference’s other two contenders.
In the AFC, New England and Kansas City locked up the conference’s top two spots. Pittsburgh, Houston, Oakland and Miami are the AFC’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth seeds, respectively.
Not surprisingly, the latest Super Bowl LI Odds release from Bovada is favoring one seeds New England and Dallas to win the Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriots, who the AFC East title for the 13th time in 14 years this season, are the overall favorite with a +190 line. New England is seeking its seventh Super Bowl appearance and fifth Lombardi Trophy since 2002. They finished this season with an NFL best 14-2 record to mark the 11th time the franchise has won at least 12 regular season games under Bill Belichick.
The Cowboys, making just their second playoff appearance since 2010, are a second choice at +400 odds. Dallas finished up 13-3 after losing its drama-less finale to the Eagles.
The aforementioned Packers, who closed out the regular season on a six-game winning streak, are a third choice at +700 odds. The Steelers are fourth at +800 odds while the Chiefs and Falcons are each drawing +900 Super Bowl Odds.
The Seahawks and Giants are viewed as the only other realistic potential Super Bowl winners, according to the odds makers anyway, at +1400 and +1600 odds. The Lions, Texans, Dolphins and Raiders are all listed at +6600 odds.
2017 NFL Playoff Schedule –
Saturday, January 7 –
Raiders at Texans -3.5 (4:35pm ET, ABC)
Lions at Seahawks -7.5 (8:15pm ET, NBC)
Sunday, January 8 –
Dolphins at Steelers (1:05pm ET, CBS)
Giants at Packers (4:40pm ET, FOX)
Saturday, January 14 –
TBD at Falcons (4:35pm ET, FOX)
TBD at Patriots (8:15pm ET, CBS)
Sunday, January 15 –
TBD at Chiefs (1:05pm ET, NBC)
TBD at Cowboys (4:40pm ET, FOX)
Super Bowl LI Odds: NFL Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
New England Patriots +190
Dallas Cowboys +400
Green Bay Packers +700
Pittsburgh Steelers +800
Kansas City Chiefs +900
Atlanta Falcons +900
Seattle Seahawks +1400
New York Giants +1600
Detroit Lions +6600
Houston Texans +6600
Miami Dolphins +6600
Oakland Raiders +6600