The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos may be the top two AFC favorites to win Super Bowl 50, but from where I’m sitting, the Kansas City Chiefs pose a huge threat to both teams’ championship hopes – and their NFC counterparts as well.
Now, let’s take a look at the four remaining AFC Super Bowl title contenders and their value-packed betting odds to bring home the Super Bowl bacon!
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New England +400
The Pats will face the Chiefs this weekend (watch online here) and I just don’t see them getting past Kansas City despite the fact that they’re both, playing at home – and favored.
While the Pat have the incomparable Tom Brady under center, they’re also still banged-up with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman both unlikely to be at full strength because of lingering injury issues.
New England’s bye did give them some healing time, but I’ve got some serious reservations about the Pats winning consecutive Super Bowl titles.
Denver Broncos +600
The Broncos are my pick to get by Pittsburgh and advance to the AFC Championship at the very least. Denver had arguably the league’s best defense this season and have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The bad news is that Peyton Manning still can’t win in the cold, so there’s that!
Kansas City Chiefs +850
I love the way the Chiefs are playing coming into their AFC divisional showdown against New England. Not only have the Chiefs won a whopping 11 straight games, but they’ve done so by getting the job done on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs ranked third in points allowed (17.9 ppg) and have an underrated offense that ranked ninth in scoring (25.3 ppg). You heard it here first, Kansas City could pound both, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning into submission this postseason!
Pittsburgh Steelers +1200
The Steelers saw their postseason dreams take a big hit in their wildcard playoff win over Cincinnati last weekend. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a severe shoulder injury and wide receiver Antonio Brown suffered a concussion that will keep him out of Pittsburgh’s AFC divisional date against Denver.
Could the Steelers upset the Broncos and whoever wins the Chiefs-Patriots matchup? Yeah, anything’s possible…it’s just not very likely!