AFC Championship Betting Guide

Updated: 790 American Football

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 on Sunday 26th January. The winner of the AFC Championship game will face the NFC Championship winner in Super Bowl LIX at the Caesars Superdrome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday 9th February 2025.

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 playing on the road:

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

NFL International Series

What AFC teams are playing in London ?

The AFC East's New York Jets play the Minnesota Vikings in the first of this season's NFL London Games when they meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 6th October (14:30). The following weekend sees the AFC South's Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Chicago Bears back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 13th October (14:30). The final NFL London clash in 2024 sees the Jacksonville Jaguars move across London to the Wembley Stadium when they meet the AFC East's New England Patriots. Head over to our NFL London Games Series Preview for a more detailed look at the NFL International Series.

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 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 ?

The bookies are finding it difficult to separate the chances of the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets in the AFC East ante post betting.

Buffalo Bills

  • AFC East 2023/24: Winners (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Stefon Diggs (Wide Receiver) to Houston Texans
  • Gabe Davis (Wide Receiver) to Jacksonville Jaguars

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

Miami Dolphins

  • AFC East 2023/24: 2nd (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Wide Receiver) from Baltimore Ravens
  • Jonnu Smith (Tight End) from Atlanta Falcons

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

New England Patriots

  • AFC East 2023/24: 4th (4-13)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Jacoby Brissett (Quarterback) from Washington Commanders
  • Mac Jones (Quarterback) to Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Running Back) to Dallas Cowboys

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

New York Jets

  • AFC East 2023/24: 3rd (7-10)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Mike Williams (Wide Receiver) from Los Angeles Chargers

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 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 ?

The Baltimore Ravens are marginal favourites to retain their title ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals in the bookies AFC North ante post odds.

Baltimore Ravens

  • AFC North 2023/24: Won (13-4)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Derrick Henry (Running Back) from Tennessee Titans
  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Wide Receiver) to Miami Dolphins

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

Cincinnati Bengals

  • AFC North 2023/24: 4th (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Zack Moss (Running Back) from Indianapolis Colts
  • Joe Mixon (Running Back) to Houston Texans

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

Cleveland Browns

  • AFC North 2023/24: 2nd (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • None

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

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • AFC North 2023/24: 3rd (10-7)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Russell Wilson (Quarterback) from Denver Broncos
  • Kenny Pickett (Quarterback) to Philadelphia Eagles
  • Diontae Johnson (Wide Receiver) to Carolina Panthers

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

AFC South 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 ?

The Houston Texans are the bookies favourite to retain their AFC South title in the ante post betting.

Houston Texans

  • AFC South 2023/24: Won (10-7)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Stefon Diggs (Wide Receiver) from Buffalo Bills
  • Joe Mixon (Running Back) from Cincinnati Bengals
  • Devin Singletary (Running Back) to New York Giants

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

Indianapolis Colts

  • AFC South 2023/24: 3rd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Gardner Minshew (Quarterback) to Las Vegas Raiders
  • Zack Moss (Running Back) to Cincinnati Bengals

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

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • AFC South 2023/24: 2nd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Mac Jones (Quarterback) from New England Patriots
  • Gabe Davis (Wide Receiver) from Buffalo Bills
  • Calvin Ridley (Wide Receiver) to Tennessee Titans

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

Tennessee Titans

  • AFC South 2023/24: 4th (6-11)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Tony Pollard (Running Back) from Dallas Cowboys
  • Calvin Ridley (Wide Receiver) from Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Derrick Henry (Running Back) to Baltimore Ravens

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

AFC West 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 ?

Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs are hot favourites with the bookies to retain their AFC West title.

Denver Broncos

  • AFC West 2023/24: 3rd (8-9)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Russell Wilson (Quarterback) to Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Kansas City Chiefs

  • AFC West 2023/24: Won (11-6)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Marquise Brown (Wide Receiver) from Arizona Cardinals

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

  • AFC West 2023/24: 2nd (8-9)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Gardner Minshew (Quarterback) from Indianapolis Colts
  • Josh Jacobs (Running Back) to Green Bay Packers

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

  • AFC West 2023/24: 4th (5-12)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Hayden Hurst (Tight End) from Carolina Panthers
  • Austin Ekeler (Running Back) to Washington Commanders
  • Keenan Allen (Wide Receiver) to Chicago Bears
  • Mike Williams (Wide Receiver) to New York Jets
  • Gerald Everett (Tight End) to Chicago Bears

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

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AFC Championship Game

Sunday 26th January
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Overall record (regular season)


Home Record


Road record


Conference Record


OFFENCE Rankings


Points Per Game


Rushing Yardage


Passing Yardage


Most Touchdowns


DEFENCE Rankings


Points Allowed Per Game


Rushing Yardage


Passing Yardage



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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