AFC Championship Betting Guide

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The AFC Championship game held in mid to late January concludes the American Football Conference season with the winners going on to the Super Bowl to face the NFC Championship winners.

AFC Championship Betting Guide
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Who will win the AFC Championship ?

NFL Regular Season Schedule

Sixteen AFC teams across the four AFC divisions set out with the aim of initially reaching the post season play offs and then onto the AFC Championship game at the end of January. The winner of the AFC Championship game will head to the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada to contest Super Bowl LVIII against the NFC Championship winners on Sunday 11th February 2024.

Our NFC Championship Betting Guide takes a look at the National Football Conference and the likely contenders to meet the top team in the AFC Championship at the Super Bowl.

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The regular NFL 18 week season schedule (including one bye week) is as follows (each AFC team will play):

  • The three teams in their division - twice (home & away)
  • Four teams from another division in the AFC - Once
  • Four teams from a division in the NFC - Once
  • The remaining two teams from the AFC who finished in the same divisional position last season - Once
  • An Inter conference match up against a team from another division who finished in the same position the previous season.

This season's Inter conference match up pairings for the 17th game are as follows with the AFC teams at home:

  • NFC East @ AFC West
  • NFC North @ AFC North
  • NFC South @ AFC East
  • NFC West @ AFC South

NFL International Series

What AFC teams are playing in London ?

The Jacksonville Jaguars, pre season ante post favourites for the AFC South head to London for a double header in 2023. They kick off the 2023 NFL London Games Series when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 1st October. The Jaguars then head to the Tottenham Hotspur the following Sunday (8th October) to face the AFC East favourites, the Buffalo Bills. The final NFL London game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 15th October sees the AFC North's Baltimore Ravens clash with the AFC South's Tennessee Titans. Head over to our NFL London Games Series Preview for a more detailed look at the NFL International Series.

What AFC teams are playing in Germany ?

The Super Bowl and AFC Championship winners, the Kansas City Chiefs head to Frankfurt in Germany on Sunday 5th November when they meet the AFC East's Miami Dolphins. The final NFL game in the NFL International Series sees the New England Patriots from the AFC East tackle the Indianapolis Colts from the AFC South on Sunday 12th November.

Road To The AFC Championship Game

The seven teams representing the AFC Championship will be the four divisional winners plus three wild card spaces which will be the three teams with the best regular season win/loss records who did not win their division. From the four divisional winners, the team with the best win/loss record will receive a valuable first round bye. Check out the thoughts and analysis from OLBG NFL tipsters to see who they are predicting to reach the Super Bowl with these AFC Championship picks.

If you are newbie to NFL wagering and terminology you may wish to take a look at our NFL Betting Beginners Guide which is one of many articles and blogs available in our American Football Blog Section.

When you have decided on your AFC Championship bets and are ready to place a wager take a look at the Best Bookmakers For NFL Betting article which has reviews and helpful information on the best bookies for the NFL wagering and markets.

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AFC East Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC East in the 2023/24 season ?

The Buffalo Bills won the AFC East edging out the Miami Dolphins who finished with the same 11-6 record, both teams made the Play Offs.

Who will win the AFC East in 2024/25 ?

To be updated

Buffalo Bills

  • Current Head Coach: Sean McDermott
  • AFC East 2023/24: Winners (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Buffalo Bills latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Buffalo Bills website.

Miami Dolphins

  • Current Head Coach: Mike McDaniel
  • AFC East 2023/24: 2nd (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Miami Dolphins latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Miami Dolphins website.

New England Patriots

  • Current Head Coach: Bill Belichick
  • AFC East 2023/24: 4th (4-13)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For New England Patriots latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Patriots website.

New York Jets

  • Current Head Coach: Robert Saleh
  • AFC East 2023/24: 3rd (7-10)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For New York Jets latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official New York Jets website.

AFC North Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC North in the 2023/24 season ?

The Baltimore Ravens won the AFC North finishing the regular season with 13 wins (4 losses) which was better than any other NFL team. In what turned out to be a strong division the 2nd (Cleveland Browns) and 3rd (Pittsburgh Steelers) placed teams also made the Play Offs with 11-6 and 10-7 records respectively. Last season's AFC North winners the Cincinnati Bengals also finished with a positive 9-8 record in 4th place.

Who will win the AFC North in 2024/25 ?

To be updated

Baltimore Ravens

  • Current Head Coach: John Harbaugh
  • AFC North 2023/24: Won (13-4)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Baltimore Ravens latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Baltimore Ravens website.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Current Head Coach: Zac Taylor
  • AFC North 2023/24: 4th (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Cincinnati Bengals latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Cincinnati Bengals website.

Cleveland Browns

  • Current Head Coach: Kevin Stefanski
  • AFC North 2023/24: 2nd (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Cleveland Browns latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Cleveland Browns website.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Current Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
  • AFC North 2023/24: 3rd (10-7)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Pittsburgh Steelers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Pittsburgh Steelers website.

AFC South Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC South in the 2023/24 season ?

The Houston Texans finishing with a 10-7 record won a tight AFC South division, edging out the the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts who both finished with a 9-8 record and missed out on a Play Off spot.

Who will win the AFC South in 2024/25 ?

To be updated

Houston Texans

  • Current Head Coach: DeMeco Ryans
  • AFC South 2023/24: Won (10-7)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Houston Texans latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Houston Texans website.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Current Head Coach: Shane Steichen
  • AFC South 2023/24: 3rd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • None

For Indianapolis Colts latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Indianapolis Colts website.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Head Coach: Doug Pederson
  • AFC South 2023/24: 2nd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • None

For Jacksonville Jaguars latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Jacksonville Jaguars website.

Tennessee Titans

  • Current Head Coach: Mike Vrabel
  • AFC South 2023/24: 4th (6-11)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Tennessee Titans latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Tennessee Titans website.

AFC West Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC West in the 2023/24 season ?

The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West with an 11-6 record, the Las Vegas Raiders (8-9) finished 2nd but failed to secure a Play Off spot.

Who will win the AFC West in 2024/25 ?

To be updated

Denver Broncos

  • Current Head Coach: Sean Payton
  • AFC West 2023/24: 3rd (8-9)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Denver Broncos latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Denver Broncos website

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Current Head Coach: Andy Reid
  • AFC West 2023/24: Won (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Kansas City Chiefs latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Kansas City Chiefs website.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Current Head Coach: Josh McDaniels
  • AFC West 2023/24: 2nd (8-9)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)


For Las Vegas Raiders latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official Las Vegas Raiders website.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Current Head Coach: Brandon Staley
  • AFC West 2023/24: 4th (5-12)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • None

For Los Angeles Chargers latest news, roster, injuries, fixture schedule, standings and player stats head over to the official LA Chargers website.

AFC Wild Card Weekend

  • Saturday 13th January (21:30 GMT)
Cleveland Browns14 @ 45Houston Texans
  • Sunday 14th January (01:00)
Miami Dolphins7 @ 26Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sunday 14th January (18:00)
Pittsburgh Steelers17 @ 31Buffalo Bills

AFC Divisional Play Offs Weekend

  • Saturday 20th January (21:30)
Houston Texans10 @ 34Baltimore Ravens
  • Sunday 21st January (23:30)
Kansas City Chiefs27 @ 24Buffalo Bills

AFC Championship Game

Sunday 28th January (20:00)Kansas City Chiefs17 @ 10Baltimore Ravens
Overall record (regular season)11-6
13-4
Home Record-
6-3-0
Road record6-2-0
-
Conference Record9-3-0
8-4-0
OFFENCE Rankings


Points Per Game21.8 (15th)
28.4 (4th)
Rushing Yardage104.9 (19th)
156.5 (1st)
Passing Yardage246.4 (6th)
213.8 (21st)
Most TouchdownsIsiah Pacheco (9)
Gus Edwards (13)
DEFENCE Rankings


Points Allowed Per Game17.3 (2nd)
16.5 (1st)
Rushing Yardage113.2 (18th)
109.4 (14th)
Passing Yardage176.5 (4th)
191.9 (6th)


Head to Head This Season:

  • None

AFC Championship Stats & Last Ten Winners

Last Ten AFC Championship Games

Here is a table showing the last ten AFC Championship winners and runner up:

SeasonAFC WinnerRunner UpGame Score
2023/24Kansas City ChiefsBaltimore Ravens17 - 10
2022/23Kansas City ChiefsCincinnati Bengals23 - 20
2021/22Cincinnati BengalsKansas City Chiefs27 - 24 OT
2020/21Kansas City ChiefsBuffalo Bills38 - 24
2019/20Kansas City ChiefsTennessee Titans35 - 24
2018/19New England PatriotsKansas City Chiefs37 - 31 OT
2017/18New England PatriotsJacksonville Jaguars24 - 20
2016/17New England PatriotsPittsburgh Steelers36 - 17
2015/16Denver BroncosNew England Patriots20 - 18
2014/15New England PatriotsIndianapolis Colts45 - 7
  • The New England Patriots have appeared in the AFC Championship game eight times since 2010.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs have made the six five AFC Championship games. winning four.

Head over to our Super Bowl LVIII Betting Guide for the Road To The Super Bowl LVIII stats and historical stats.

Don't forget to check out the NFL picks from OLBG's best football tipsters throughout the regular season and the post season play offs up to the Super Bowl.

AFC Championship Statistics

Most AFC Championship Wins (latest)

  • 11 = New England Patriots (2018)

Most AFC Championship Appearances (latest)

  • 16 = Pittsburgh Steelers (2016)

Highest Game Total Points

  • 73 = Miami Dolphins 45 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 (1984/85)

Highest Team Total Points

  • 51 = Buffalo Bills (v Los Angeles Raiders) 1990/91

Overtime Games (latest)

  • 3 (2022)

For the latest AFC Championship seasonal and player stats head over to the official NFL website.

Contributor Information

We are spoiled with our Expert team at OLBG with our Commercial Content manager Luke Bradshaw-Lee being a keen UK-based NFL fan attending London games and burning the midnight oil to catch all the weekend action, He is ably assisted with inside info from, Michael Calabrese [@EastBreese] ; an Action Network correspondent and College sports podcaster in the US with the deepest football knowledge we have ever come across. They combine to create the best American Football content on OLBG which assists our tipsters in making their NFL predictions in the tipping competition.

Michael Calabrese

Michael Calabrese

Us content manager

Michael Calabrese has covered college and professional sports in the US since 2007. He has been featured in print for publications including Fox Sports, The Action Network, Yardbarker, MSN, Saturday Down South, NumberFire, and JetMag.com. He also regularly appears on ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, and VSIN
Luke Bradshaw Lee

Luke Bradshaw Lee

Commercial content manager

🏈 Luke is a more than keen follower of the NFL taking in as many games as he can over the weekend and always trying to attend the London NFL games each year. American football remains his main personal betting focus and he creates and contributes to our NFL Articles

The data in this article is maintained and updated regularly by Andy Powell and James Banting from our Tipster Competition team who settle and manage all the tips in that seection

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