2022/23 AFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

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.

2022/23 AFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics
2022/23 AFC Championship Betting Guide, Preview & Statistics

Who will win the AFC Championship ?

NFL Regular Season Schedule

Sixteen AFC teams across the four AFC divisions set out from Thursday 8th September with the aim of initially reaching the post season play offs and then onto the AFC Championship game on Sunday 29th January 2023. The winner of the AFC Championship game will head to the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona to contest Super Bowl LVII against the NFC Championship winners on Sunday 12th February 2023.

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 that took place two years earlier based on teams finishing in the same divisional 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:

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

NFL London Games Series

What NFL teams are playing in London in 2022 ?

The 2022 NFL London Games Series begins with the Minnesota Vikings taking on the New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 2nd October (14:30 GMT). The second match in the NFL International Series also takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the Green Bay Packers up against the New York Jets on Sunday 9th October (14:30 GMT) and the final game is at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 30th October (14:30 GMT) which sees the Denver Broncos meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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 Buffalo Bills with Quarterback Josh Allen are the US Sportsbooks favorites in the AFC Championship Futures market to reach the Super Bowl. Last season's AFC Championship runners up the Kansas City Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes are predicted to go close again and fancied ahead of their AFC Championship conquerors and Super Bowl runners up the Cincinnati Bengals. Check out the thoughts and analysis from OLBG football tipsters 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 tipsters.

AFC East Odds & Preview

Who won the AFC East in the 2021/22 season ?

The Buffalo Bills and Quarterback Josh Allen won a pretty tight AFC East division finishing with a 11-6 record. They edged out near rivals the New England Patriots who finished on 10-7 and an improving Miami Dolphins team on 9-8. Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs topped the touchdown count for the Bills with ten and Tight End Dawson Knox was only one behind with nine. Buffalo had six players finish with scoring stats of at least five touchdowns.

Who will win the AFC East in 2022/23 ?

The Buffalo Bills are clear favorites in the AFC East futures market with the US Sportsbooks to retain their AFC East title. The Dolphins just shade the Patriots as 2nd favorites and appear to mean business with some notable roster additions during the pre-season acquiring Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs and Running Backs Chase Edmonds from the Arizona Cardinals and Raheem Mostert from the 49ers. Check out the AFC East picks from OLBG's football tipsters before deciding on your AFC East wagers.

Buffalo Bills

  • 12 AFC East Championships
  • 4 AFC Championships (2 AFL Titles)
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Sean McDermott

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • O J Howard (TE) from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Mitchell Trubisky (QB) to Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Miami Dolphins

  • 14 AFC East Championships
  • 5 AFC Championships
  • 2 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Mike McDaniel

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Tyreek Hill (WR) from Kansas City Chiefs
  • Chase Edmonds (RB) from Arizona Cardinals
  • Raheem Mostert (RB) from San Francisco 49ers
  • DeVante Parker (WR) 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

  • 22 AFC East Championships
  • 11 AFC Championships
  • 6 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Bill Belichick

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • DeVante Parker (WR) from Miami Dolphins

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

New York Jets

  • 4 AFC East Championships
  • 0 AFC Championships (1 AFL Title)
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Robert Saleh

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • C J Uzomah (TE) from Cincinnati Bengals
  • Greg Zuerlein (K) from Dallas Cowboys

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 2021/22 season ?

Eventual Super Bowl runners up the Cincinnati Bengals won a very tight AFC North division where only two wins separated all four teams. The Bengals with Quarterback Joe Burrow finished with a 10-7 record and just one win ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the retiring Ben Roethlisberger on 9-7-1. Running Back Joe Mixon with sixteen and Wide Receiver Ja'Marr Chase with thirteen accounted for twenty nine of Cincinnati's fifty four touchdowns.

Who will win the AFC North in 2022/23 ?

The US Sportsbooks AFC North Futures market suggests this season will be just as tough to call as last season with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and last year's AFC North winners the Cincinnati Bengals all vying for favouritism. With the Steelers a clear underdog, the sportsbooks appear to take the view Pittsburgh will struggle without Ben Roethlisberger at QB. Mitch Trubisky has joined the Steelers from the Buffalo Bills to potentially fill Big Ben's shoes. Check out the AFC North picks from OLBG's football tipsters before placing your AFC North wagers.

Baltimore Ravens

  • 6 AFC North Championships
  • 2 AFC Championships
  • 2 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: John Harbaugh

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

  • 11 AFC North Championships
  • 3 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Zac Taylor

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Hayden Hurst (TE) from Atlanta Falcons
  • C J Uzomah (TE) to New York Jets

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

Cleveland Browns

  • 6 AFC North Championships
  • 0 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Kevin Stefanski

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Deshaun Watson (QB) from Houston Texans
  • Amari Cooper (WR) from Dallas Cowboys
  • Jakeem Grant (WR) from Chicago Bears
  • Austin Hooper (TE) Tennessee Titans

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

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • 24 AFC North Championships
  • 8 AFC Championships
  • 6 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Mike Tomlin

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Mitchell Trubisky (QB) from Buffalo Bills
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) to Kansas City Chiefs
  • Ben Roethlisberger (QB) Retired

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 2021/22 season ?

The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South fairly comfortably with a 12-5 record, three wins ahead of the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans did well to overcome the huge loss of star Running Back Derrick Henry to injury for the second half of the regular season, Henry still managed 10 touchdowns from just 8 games played.

Who will win the AFC South in 2022/23 ?

The US sportsbooks make it a two horse race for the AFC South title this season with the Indianapolis Colts marginally favored over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South Futures market. Experienced QB Matt Ryan joins the Colts from Atlanta to replace Carson Wentz who joins the Washington Commanders. Take a look at the AFC South picks from OLBG's football tipsters before finalising your AFC South bets.

Houston Texans

  • 6 AFC South Championships
  • 0 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Lovie Smith

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Deshaun Watson (QB) to Cleveland Browns

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

Indianapolis Colts

  • 9 AFC South Championships
  • 2 AFC Championships
  • 1 Super Bowl Win

Current Head Coach: Frank Reich

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Matt Ryan (QB) from Atlanta Falcons
  • Carson Wentz (QB) to Washington Commanders

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

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 1 AFC South Championship
  • 0 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Interim Head Coach: Doug Pederson

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Christian Kirk (WR) from Arizona Cardinals
  • Zay Jones (WR) from Las Vegas Raiders
  • Evan Engram (TE) from New York Giants
  • D J Chark (WR) to Detroit Lions

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

Tennessee Titans

  • 4 AFC South Championships
  • 0 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Mike Vrabel

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Austin Hooper (TE) from Cleveland Browns

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 2021/22 season ?

Despite their shaky start the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West with a 12-7 record finishing two wins ahead of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs lost four of their first seven regular season games but finished their AFC West regular season schedule strongly under QB Patrick Mahomes with nine wins from the last ten played. Tight End Travis Kelce topped their touchdown count with ten just one ahead of departing Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill on nine, Hill joins the Miami Dolphins for the 22/23 season.

Who will win the AFC West in 2022/23 ?

A tight AFC West looks to be the view taken by US sportsbooks in the AFC West Futures market with just over a point separating marginal favorites the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. The latter are expected to improve on their 7-10 last place finish in the 2021/22 season with QB Russell Wilson joining from the Seattle Seahawks. The Las Vegas Raiders occupy the 'dog' position in the AFC West Futures odds however they are not totally discounted. Here's the AFC West picks from OLBG's football tipsters.

Denver Broncos

  • 15 AFC West Championships
  • 8 AFC Championships
  • 3 Super Bowl Wins

Acting Head Coach: Nathaniel Hackett

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Russell Wilson (QB) from Seattle Seahawks
  • Drew Lock (QB) to Seattle Seahawks
  • Noah Fant (TE) to Seattle Seahawks

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

Kansas City Chiefs

  • 14 AFC West Championships
  • 2 AFC Championships (3 AFL Champs pre 1970)
  • 2 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Andy Reid

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) from Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Ronald Jones II (RB) from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tyreek Hill (WR) to Miami Dolphins

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

  • 15 AFC West Championship
  • 5 AFC Championships
  • 3 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Josh McDaniels

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Davante Adams (WR) from Green Bay Packers
  • Marcus Mariota (QB) to Atlanta Falcons
  • Zay Jones (WR) to Jacksonville Jaguars

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

  • 15 AFC West Championships
  • 1 AFC Championships
  • 0 Super Bowl Wins

Current Head Coach: Brandon Staley

Notable Roster Changes (Pre-Season)

  • Gerald Everett (TE) from Seattle Seahawks
  • Khalil Mack (LB) from Chicago Bears

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

Schedule

  • Saturday 14th to Monday 16th January 2023

AFC Divisional Play Offs Weekend

Schedule

  • Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd January 2023 

AFC Championship Game

Sun. 29th January (20:05 GMT)
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Overall record


Home Record


Road record


Conference Record


OFFENCE Rankings (reg. season)


Points Per Game


Rushing Yardage


Passing Yardage


Most Touchdowns


DEFENCE Rankings


Points Allowed Per Game


Rushing Yardage


Passing Yardage



Head to Head This Season:


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:

Season AFC Winner Runner Up Game Score
2021/22 Cincinnati Bengals Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 OT
2020/21 Kansas City Chiefs Buffalo Bills 38-24
2019/20 Kansas City Chiefs Tennessee Titans 35-24
2018/19 New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 OT
2017/18 New England Patriots Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20
2016/17 New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17
2015/16 Denver Broncos New England Patriots 20-18
2014/15 New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts 45-7
2013/14 Denver Broncos New England Patriots 26-16
2012/13 Baltimore Ravens New England Patriots 28-13
  • The New England Patriots have appeared in the AFC Championship game eight times since 2010.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs have made the last four 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.

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