AFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

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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, Preview & Statistics
Michael Calabrese US Content Manager

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Who will win the AFC Championship ?

NFL Regular Season Schedule

Sixteen AFC teams across the four AFC divisions set out from Thursday 7th September with the aim of initially reaching the post season play offs and then onto the AFC Championship game on Sunday 28th January 2024. 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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NFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

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 in 2023 ?

The Jacksonville Jaguars, pre season ante post favorites 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 favorites, 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 in 2023 ?

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.

The defending Super Bowl champions and AFC Championship winners, the Kansas City Chiefs head the pre season futures AFC Championship odds with the sportsbooks. The Buffalo Bills and last season's AFC Championship finalists the Cincinnati Bengals who ran the Chiefs close in a 23-20 loss are fancied to go close in the AFC Championship race. Check out the thoughts and analysis from OLBG football experts to see who they are predicting to reach the Super Bowl with these AFC Championship picks.

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Can I place NFL parlay bets ?

Yes, whether it be on the NFL Futures markets like the four AFC division outrights or the regular season games when underway you can spread your picks in a parlay bet. Check out our Parlay Bet Tips Guide to see how the NFL parlays work before placing your football bets. Before finalising your parlay selections be sure to check out the best NFL picks from OLBG's most profitable football experts over the last 12 months.

AFC East Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC East in the 2022/23 season ?

The Buffalo Bills comfortably won the AFC East finishing the regular season with thirteen wins and just three defeats, they were four wins clear of the Miami Dolphins who clinched a play off spot with a 9-8 record.

Who will win the AFC East in 2022/24 ?

The Buffalo Bills are again favorites in the AFC East ante post odds with the sportsbooks to retain their AFC East title. Buffalo have strengthened their Running game with two notable acquisitions in Latavius Murray from the Denver Broncos and Damien Harris from New England whilst Devin Singletary exits to Houston. An improving New York Jets team (7-10 record last season) heads the chasing pack in the AFC East odds. The New England Patriots despite acquiring Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster from the Kansas City Chiefs in the pre season are expected to finish bottom in the AFC East if the sportsbooks odds are correct. Check out the AFC East picks from OLBG's football tipsters before deciding on your AFC East wagers.

Buffalo Bills

  • Current Head Coach: Sean McDermott
  • AFC East 2022/23: Winners (13-3)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Damien Harris (RB) from New England Patriots
  • Latavius Murray (RB) from Denver Broncos
  • Devin Singletary (RB) to Houston Texans

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 2022/23: 2nd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Mike Gesicki (TE) to New England Patriots

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 2022/23: 3rd (8-9)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) from Kansas City Chiefs
  • Mike Gesicki (TE) from Miami Dolphins
  • Damien Harris (RB) to Buffalo Bills
  • Nelson Agholor (WR) to Baltimore Ravens
  • Jakobi Meyers (WR) to Las Vegas Raiders

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 2022/23: 4th (7-10)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Aaron Rodgers (QB) from Green Bay Packers
  • Allen Lazard (WR) from Green Bay Packers
  • Elijah Moore (WR) to Cleveland Browns

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 2022/23 season ?

The Cincinnati Bengals won the AC North with twelve wins and four losses, two wins ahead of the Baltimore Ravens who clinched a play off spot. The Bengals narrowly missed out on their second successive Super Bowl appearance going down 23-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.

Who will win the AFC North in 2023/24 ?

Last season's AFC North winners the Cincinnati Bengals are favorites to win the division again, the Baltimore Ravens who have recruited in the pre season are second in the sportsbooks odds. Check out the AFC North picks from OLBG's football tipsters before placing your AFC North bets.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Current Head Coach: John Harbaugh
  • AFC North 2022/23: 2nd (10-7)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Melvin Gordon (RB) from Kansas City Chiefs
  • Nelson Agholor (WR) from New England Patriots
  • Odell Beckham Jr (WR) from Los Angeles Rams

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 2022/23: Winners (12-4)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Hayden Hurst (TE) to Carolina Panthers

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 2022/23: 4th (7-10)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Elijah Moore (WR) from New York Jets
  • Jacoby Brissett (QB) to Washington Commanders

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 2022/23: 3rd (9-8)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Allen Robinson (WR) from Los Angeles Rams

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 2022/23 season ?

The Jacksonville Jaguars won the AFC South after finishing the regular season with nine wins and eight defeats, the winning tally was the lowest of the four AFC divisional winners.

Who will win the AFC South in 2023/24 ?

Last season's winners the Jacksonville Jaguars are the sportsbooks firm favorites in the futures odds for the AFC South. NFL bettors may look for bigger odds alternatives although the opposition were generally disappointing in this division last season, particularly the Indianapolis Colts who finished with just four wins (lost twelve). Take a look at the AFC South picks from OLBG's football tipsters before finalising your AFC South bets.

Houston Texans

  • Current Head Coach: DeMeco Ryans
  • AFC South 2022/23: 4th (3-13-1)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Devin Singletary (RB) from Buffalo Bills
  • Robert Woods (WR) from Tennessee Titans
  • Dalton Schultz (TE) from Dallas Cowboys

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 2022/23: 3rd (4-12-1)

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 2022/23: Winners (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 2022/23: 2nd (7-10)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • DeAndre Hopkins (WR) from Arizona Cardinals
  • Robert Woods (WR) to Houston Texans
  • Austin Hooper (TE) to Las Vegas Raiders

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 2022/23 season ?

The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West before securing victory in the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl LVII. The Chiefs finished the regular season with fourteen wins and three defeats, there nearest pursuers were the Los Angeles Chargers who secured a play off spot with ten wins and seven defeats.

Who will win the AFC West in 2023/24 ?

The Kansas City Chiefs are warm favorites to secure another AFC West title, the Los Angeles Chargers are next in line with sportsbooks to stake a claim for the AFC West division. Take a look at the AFC West picks from OLBG's football tipsters before deciding on your AFC West wagers.

Denver Broncos

  • Current Head Coach: Sean Payton
  • AFC West 2022/23: 4th (5-12)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Latavius Murray (RB) to Buffalo Bills

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 2022/23: Winners (14-3)

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) to New England Patriots
  • Melvin Gordon (RB) to Baltimore Ravens

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

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Jimmy Garoppolo (QB) from San Francisco 49ers
  • Jakobi Meyers (WR) from New England Patriots
  • Austin Hooper (TE) from Tennessee Titans
  • Derek Carr (QB) to New Orleans Saints
  • Darren Waller (TE) to New York Giants

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 2022/23: 2nd (10-7)

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.

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AFC Championship Game

Sunday 28th 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


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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
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
2013/14Denver BroncosNew England Patriots26-16
  • The New England Patriots have appeared in the AFC Championship game eight times since 2010.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs have made the last five AFC Championship games.

Don't forget to check out the NFL picks from OLBG's 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.

Article Authors

We are fortunate to have NFL expertise on either side of the Atlantic, where Luke Bradshaw-Lee is a keen UK-based NFL fan attending London games and burning the midnight oil to catch all the weekend action, Whilst in the US, Michael Calabrese [@EastBreese] is an Action Network correspondent and College sports podcaster with the deepest football knowledge we have ever come across. They combine to create the best football content on OLBG US

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Michael Calabrese

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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
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🏈 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

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