- BetOnline has posted 2021 NFL Playoff Odds for all 32 clubs across the league
- The Falcons (+325), Jaguars (+350) and Broncos (+275) could all drastically improve their teams at next Thursday’s NFL Draft and earn surprise playoff berths
- Baltimore (+275) is a strong value to miss the postseason after a quiet offseason
Before next Thursday’s NFL Draft, let’s examine the opening playoff odds to see if we can find any sneaky values to make or miss football’s postseason. Just a reminder that, like last year, this season’s march to the Super Bowl will include seven teams in both the AFC and NFC for a total of 14.
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2021 NFL Playoff Odds
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Potential playoff surprises
By next week at this time, Atlanta (+325) could have an offense featuring Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and a big back such as Najee Harris or Javonte Williams. With Tennessee’s former OC Arthur Smith now at the controls, the Falcons should be much better than the four-win 2020 version. The NFC South division also isn’t nearly as imposing with either Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston at the helm in New Orleans (-120).
Denver (+275) is another team that could take off if the right quarterback were to fall to them at No. 9, but it’s a risky wager if they choose to move forward with Drew Lock. Instead, sophomore gunslinger Justin Herbert and the Chargers (+140) might be the stronger bet to make the playoffs out of the AFC West – especially with new head coach Brandon Staley expected to revitalize the defense.
Kyle Pitts Only Follows One NFL Team on Instagram: the Atlanta Falcons https://t.co/lOHNfgcOd5 pic.twitter.com/qYrHloHWzn
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) April 22, 2021
Washington (+175) is becoming a trendy pick to make the postseason after adding Ryan Fitzpatrick to captain the offense, but does his wild, turnover-prone style really mesh with a Football Team built on defense? We prefer the Vikings at +145 as they share a NFC North division with two potential bottom-dwellers in the Bears (+230) and Lions (+550). Mike Zimmer also shored up his defense by bringing in big tackle Dalvin Tomlinson and aging cornerback Patrick Peterson.
Finally, don’t sleep on Urban Meyer’s Jaguars at +325. In addition to adding Trevor “Fabio” Lawrence at the sport’s most important position, Jacksonville has nine more draft picks, including another 1st, two 2nds and a 3rd.
Teams that will miss out
Tennessee (+140) replaced the aforementioned Arthur Smith with offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who struggled in the same position with the Raiders in 2016. After also losing tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receiver Corey Davis in free agency, the Titans may struggle to maintain their sky-high offensive efficiency and score enough points to make up for their sieve defense.
Baltimore (+275) looks like a team stuck in the mud. Having made no offseason moves to address an offense that went stale last season, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens will continue to trend downwards in 2021.
“The reality is, all of these quarterbacks would be good with Kyle Shanahan.”
NFLN & ESPN analysts give their final takes and weigh in on the debate for the #49ers No. 3 pick ahead of the #NFLDraft.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 22, 2021
Other than the 2019 season where San Francisco (+140) won 13 games and advanced to the Super Bowl, Kyle Shanahan has accumulated 16 victories in his three other years at the helm.
The 49ers also share the NFL’s most-competitive division with the Rams, Seahawks and Cardinals, and whether Mac Jones, Trey Lance or Justin Fields is the pick at No. 3, they’ll have the worst quarterback in the NFC West, in 2021 at least.
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