AFC Predictions for the last 2 Weeks of the 2017 NFL Regular Season

AFC Predictions for the last 2 Weeks of the 2017 NFL Regular Season

Written by on December 18, 2017

With just two weeks of NFL action remaining following this weekend’s thrilling slate of Week 15 matchups, now is a perfect time for some expert AFC predictions on just what will go down in the almost wide-open American Conference over the final two weeks of the 2017 regular season. With some eye-opening results taking place this past weekend, let’s get busy with my expert NFL betting predictions for the final two weeks!

AFC Predictions for the last 2 Weeks of the 2017 NFL Regular Season

AFC Playoff Picture

  • 1-New England Patriots
  • 2-Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 3-Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 4-Kansas City Chiefs
  • 5-Tennessee Titans
  • 6-Buffalo Bills

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Predictions

New England Patriots

  • Division: East
  • Current Record: 11-3
Backing up the AFC predictions at the beginning of the year, Tom Brady and the Patriots clinched the AFC East title this past weekend (so what else is new?). Right now, it looks like the Pats are going to finish at 13-3 as they host the AFC East division rival Bills and Jets over the final two weeks of the regular season.I guess it’s possible the desperate Bills could pull off a huge upset in Week 16 after seeing New England lose to Miami in Week 14, but I don’t see it happening after the Pats got their focus back to get past Pittsburgh 27-24 to virtually solidify their stranglehold on home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with the win.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Division: North
  • Current Record: 11-3
The Steelers blew a golden opportunity by falling to the Patriots at home in Week 15, but they’ve got a pair of almost guaranteed wins as they visit Houston in Week 16 and host the winless Browns in their finale.If New England somehow manages to falter and drop one of their final two games (not gonna’ happen), the Steelers, who have already clinched the AFC North division title will win the AFC, even though right now, I’m seriously disappointed in Pittsburgh.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Division: South
  • Current Record: 10-4
I’m seriously impressed with the Jacksonville Jaguars right about now and no, it’s not because against all AFC predictions they nailed down their first playoff berth in 10 years – it’s how they’ve gotten to where they are right now! First, let me say that I’ve got the Jags winning their final two regular-season games at San Francisco and at desperate Tennessee.The Jaguars are dominating some of the AFC Predictions for the last two weeks of action.The Jags are ranked an impressive fifth in scoring (26.7 ppg) and a stellar first in points allowed (14.9 ppg). Rookie running back Leonard Fournette can wear down defenses and veteran quarterback Blake Bortles is playing the best football of his career. Jacksonville has won three straight and seven of its last eight games and looks like they could play with any team in the AFC right about now, including New England.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Division: West
  • Current Record: 8-6
The Chiefs have recorded an absolutely huge pair of wins by beating AFC West rival Oakland and Los Angeles the last two weeks a week ago and now, it looks like they’re going to finish with 10 wins and the AFC West crown as they host the lowly Dolphins in Week 16 before closing out their regular season on the road against the underwhelming Denver Broncos.

In the Hunt

The Buffalo Bills (8-6), Baltimore Ravens (8-6) and Tennessee Titans (8-6) are all in a three-way tie for what looks like the final two playoff spots with the Los Angeles Chargers (7-7) one game behind.

Buffalo Bills

  • Division: East
  • Current Record: 8-6
The Bills are on the road at New England (loss) in Week 16 and at Miami (loss?) in their finale after squeaking past the Fins 24-16 this past weekend.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Division: North
  • Current Record: 8-6
I like the Ravens to nail down one of the final two spots in the AFC playoffs by beating both, Indianapolis and Cincinnati at home in their final two games. Neither team has much to play for and just aren’t very good as they visit desperate Baltimore.

Tennessee Titans

  • Division: South
  • Current Record: 8-6
Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans look like a complete mess right about now, having dropped two straight games including their crushing 25-23 road loss to San Francisco on Sunday. Tennessee will play their final two games at home, but I’m expecting both games to be losses against the clearly superior Rams and Jaguars.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Division: West
  • Current Record: 7-7
That leaves the Chargers with a shot of getting in if they can win both of their final two games which is exactly what I see happening. The Bolts hit the road to take on the Jets in Week 16 before coming back home to close out their campaign with a huge division matchup against Oakland.If Philip Rivers and company end up tied with Buffalo at 9-7, they’ll get in by virtue of their huge 54-24 smackdown of the Bills back on November 19.

Last AFC Teams to Win the Super Bowl

  • New England Patriots (LI)
  • Denver Broncos (L)
  • New England Patriots (XLIX)
  • Baltimore Ravens (XLVII)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (XLIII)