Week 13 of the NFL regular season Sunday portion of the schedule is in the books, and the logjam for a wild card spot in both the AFC and NFC is thickening up. With four weekends of NFL action to go, the sprint to the finish is sure to be a dramatic one!

The Big 4

According to CBS Sports, the battle for No. 1 in the NFC conference is as tight as the recent Super Bowl 53 odds update. Just like a good horse race, the four top “horses” in football haven’t changed since midseason - or the halfway point of a good 1 and-a-half mile race.

The New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots are all jockeying for position in the standings, and on the Vegas Super Bowl odds board.

Despite a loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week, the Saints are still the team to beat according to CBS Sports. At 7/4 odds, the money is flowing in on New Orleans.

If you were lucky enough to get in on the Saints back in the preseason, you may be holding on to a nice chunk of change if they should win the 2019 Super Bowl. New Orleans was listed at +2200 or 22/1 on average back in August.

Behind the Saints are the Rams and Chiefs, both listed at 7/2. In the fourth spot are the New England Patriots at 7/1.

One thing that was a bit of a shock to many gamblers is that the Chiefs are still a 7/2 favorite despite Kareem Hunt's release from the team. Hunt was a huge part of Kansas City's high powered offense.

Through the first 11 games, Hunt gained 1,202 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 touchdowns. Those are not easy numbers to replace.

It will be interesting to see how the Chiefs fair in the final month of the season without their top running back.

On the flip side, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are stumbling towards the postseason.

The Packers were 6/1 and the Steelers were 7/1 just 90 days ago. Now Green Bay is a 100/1 long-shot while the Steelers, who still lead the AFC North division, are at +1200 or 12/1.

Playoff bracket

The 2018 NFL playoff bracket seemingly changes by the day. With such a logjam in both the AFC and NFC, to say every game counts is an understatement.

This evening the Washington Redskins will face the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will have a huge effect on the NFC standings.

A win by Washington can put a huge dagger in the Eagles postseason chances. The current Super Bowl champs are on the outside looking in when it comes to the current playoff matchups. A win tonight vs. Washington is a definite must for the Eagles if they want to entertain any possibilities of defending their title this January.

Here are the current NFL playoff seeds, and Super Bowl odds as of December 3.


1. Kansas City

2. New England



4. Pittsburgh

5. San Diego

6. Baltimore


1. Rams

2. Saints

3. Bears

4. Cowboys

5. Seahawks

6. Redskins

Super Bowl odds top 10

  • Saints 7/4
  • Chiefs 7/2
  • Rams 7/2
  • Patriots 7/1
  • Steelers 12/1
  • Bears 14/1
  • Texans 20/1
  • Chargers 20/1
  • Vikings 30/1
  • Seahawks 40/1