What are Patriots' odds for making 2021 NFL playoffs?


NFL teams have their schedules for the 2021 season, the first one in league history that will include 17-game slates. The coming season will also be the second with the league’s new playoff format.

Seven teams from each conference made the playoffs last season, with the No. 1 seed getting a bye week and Nos. 2 through 7 squaring off on wild card weekend. The revamped playoff setup gave everyone an increased shot at reaching the playoffs, but it’s still tougher to make it out of the regular season in the NFL than some other professional sports leagues. While both the NBA and NHL playoffs feature more than half the league (16 of 30 teams in the NBA and 16 of 31 in the NHL), only 14 out of 32 teams have a chance to battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy.

The Patriots have +130 odds of becoming one of those 14 teams in 2021, according to our partner, PointsBet. That is tied with the division-rival Dolphins and ranks far behind the AFC East favorites, the Bills, who have -400 odds.

Those odds put New England and Miami in a tie for seventh -- the coveted final playoff spot -- in the AFC. The Chiefs, Bills, Ravens, Colts, Browns and Titans all have better odds, while the Chargers, Steelers and Broncos are narrowly behind the Pats.

After going 7-9 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008, Bill Belichick and Co. will be determined to turn things around in 2021.

The defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers have -800 odds to get back to the playoffs while the Super Bowl runner-up Chiefs have the best odds in the league at -1000.

Which 14 squads make it through the 18-week season and compete in the postseason? Here are PointsBet’s full odds for teams to make the playoffs:

Arizona Cardinals: +190

Atlanta Falcons: +225

Baltimore Ravens: -334

Buffalo Bills: -400

Carolina Panthers: +260

Chicago Bears: +165

Cincinnati Bengals: +400

Cleveland Browns: -200

Dallas Cowboys: -150

Denver Broncos: +150

Detroit Lions: +575

Houston Texans: +670

Indianapolis Colts: -200

Jacksonville Jaguars: +285

Kansas City Chiefs: -1000

Las Vegas Raiders: +305

Los Angeles Chargers: +145

Los Angeles Rams: -200

Miami Dolphins: +130

Minnesota Vikings: +115

New England Patriots: +130

New Orleans Saints: +115

New York Giants: +225

New York Jets: +440

Philadelphia Eagles: +260

Pittsburgh Steelers: +150

San Francisco 49ers: -175

Seattle Seahawks: -110

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -800

Tennessee Titans: -136

Washington Football Team: +150

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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