NFL Playoff Odds and Clinching Scenarios Week 13: Two Teams Can Clinch Postseason Berths on Sunday

As the postseason approaches, what are the NFL playoff odds and clinching scenarios heading into Week 13?

The 2022 NFL season is beginning to wind down, but there is still a lot to sort out in the standings and the playoff picture. Week 13 of the NFL schedule will offer plenty of intriguing games which will alter the postseason landscape and determine which teams ultimately make it to the tournament. Which clubs have the best playoff odds heading into Sunday, and which squads can clinch a playoff berth this week?

Current NFL Playoff Odds in Week 13

Let’s go around the league and examine the latest postseason odds for each team in the NFL. Here are the odds for each club to make the playoffs and win their respective division, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Many sportsbooks are no longer taking bets for teams that have nearly clinched — or nearly been eliminated from — a playoff berth. In this case, those teams are the Chiefs, Eagles, Cowboys, Vikings, Bears, Rams, and Texans.

Odds to Make NFL Playoffs

  • Buffalo Bills | -5000
  • San Francisco 49ers | -3500
  • Baltimore Ravens | -1000
  • Tennessee Titans | -1000
  • Miami Dolphins | -750
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers | -500
  • Seattle Seahawks | -280
  • Cincinnati Bengals | -250
  • Washington Commanders | -165
  • Los Angeles Chargers | -150
  • New York Jets | -115
  • New York Giants | +100
  • New England Patriots | +175
  • Jacksonville Jaguars | +600
  • Atlanta Falcons | +550
  • Detroit Lions | +800
  • New Orleans Saints | +800
  • Cleveland Browns | +850
  • Green Bay Packers | +1200
  • Carolina Panthers | +1400
  • Las Vegas Raiders | +1600
  • Pittsburgh Steelers | +2000
  • Indianapolis Colts | +2000
  • Arizona Cardinals | +4000
  • Denver Broncos | +10000

Odds to Win Each NFL Division

Making the postseason as a Wild Card is one thing, but entering the dance as a division winner — and garnering at least one home playoff game — is another. Here are each team’s odds to win their division, courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

AFC East

  • Buffalo Bills | -220
  • Miami Dolphins | +240
  • New York Jets | +1300
  • New England Patriots | +2800

AFC North

  • Baltimore Ravens | -260
  • Cincinnati Bengals | +215
  • Cleveland Browns | +2600
  • Pittsburgh Steelers | +6500

AFC South

  • Tennessee Titans | -850
  • Jacksonville Jaguars | +650
  • Indianapolis Colts | +3500
  • Houston Texans | +50000

AFC West

  • Kansas City Chiefs | -5000
  • Los Angeles Chargers | +2500
  • Las Vegas Raiders | +12500

NFC East

  • Philadelphia Eagles | -400
  • Dallas Cowboys | +290
  • New York Giants | +6000
  • Washington Commanders | +12500

NFC North

  • Minnesota Vikings | -20000
  • Detroit Lions | +5000
  • Green Bay Packers | +5000

NFC South

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers | -430
  • Atlanta Falcons | +700
  • New Orleans Saints | +1000
  • Carolina Panthers | +1800

NFC West

  • San Francisco 49ers | -800
  • Seattle Seahawks | +500
  • Arizona Cardinals | +10000
  • Los Angeles Rams | +25000

Week 13 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

With six weeks remaining in the 2022 campaign, there’s still plenty of time for the NFL playoff picture to adjust. In Week 13, only two teams can clinch playoff berths.

Minnesota Vikings Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

At 9-2, the Vikings already hold a five-game lead over the second-place Lions in the NFC North. Thus, their path to clinching the division title in Week 13 is relatively simple:

  • Vikings win and Lions lose or tie
  • Vikings tie and Lions lose

Minnesota is a three-point favorite at home against the Jets, while Detroit is a 1.5-point home underdog to the Jaguars. Once the Vikings clinch the division, they can begin to outline paths to wrestle the NFC’s No. 1 seed from the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

Speaking of those Eagles, Philadelphia can’t win the NFC East in Week 13, but they can secure a playoff spot. However, their clinching scenario isn’t as clear-cut as the Vikings’. Here’s what the Birds need to happen on Sunday:

  • Eagles win, Commanders lose, Seahawks lose, 49ers lose or tie
  • Eagles win, Commanders lose, Seahawks tie, 49ers lose
  • Eagles win, Commanders tie, Seahawks lose, 49ers lose

Given that outright ties are rare in the NFL, the first scenario is the most likely. Still, Washington, Seattle, and San Francisco are all favored to win in Week 13, so it seems improbable that all three will do down.

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