2021 NFL Futures: Chiefs Favored To Win AFC Championship

The Kansas City Chiefs were the preseason favorites to win the 2021 AFC Championship. Heading into Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season, Kansas City is still at the top of the list of teams to represent the AFC at Super Bowl 56, which takes place on February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Kansas City is 7-4 on the season and at the top of the AFC West standings. The team is on a four-game winning streak. Other teams that are near the top of the rankings in the AFC are the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens and perhaps, in a bit of a surprise, the New England Patriots, who were +1100 before the 2021 NFL season began.

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2021 AFC Championship Odds

Kansas City Chiefs+340
Buffalo Bills+375
New England Patriots+400
Baltimore Ravens+550
Tennessee Titans+1100
Cincinnati Bengals+4500
Los Angeles Chargers+1800
Indianapolis Colts+2000
Cleveland Browns+2800
Las Vegas Raiders+2800
Denver Broncos+5000
Pittsburgh Steelers+5000
Miami Dolphins+20000
Houston Texans+150000
Jacksonville Jaguars+150000
New York Jets+150000

Kansas City to repeat

The Chiefs did not look like a team that was going to head to the Super Bowl for a third consecutive year after seven weeks of play in 2021. The team was 3-4 and had just lost 27-3 to the Tennessee Titans. Something clicked into place for the Chiefs following the loss to the Titans. The Chiefs are now 7-4 and the team has outscored their opponents 93-47 in their past four games.

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is fifth in the NFL in passing yards this season and Tyreek Hill is fifth in receiving with 932 yards.

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Keep an eye on New England

The New England Patriots have moved from preseason longshot to a legit threat to win the AFC.

New England was +1100 in the preseason AFC odds. The Patriots improved their odds to win the AFC to +400 with a sixth straight win in Week 12. New England is now first in the AFC East with an 8-4 record following a 36-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

New England is tops in the league in point differential with a +146.

The Patriots have a big test in front of them on Monday night in Week 13 when the team faces the Buffalo Bills.

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Buffalo faces a test

The Buffalo Bills have been up and down this season. The team started the year on a 4-1 run, but since then the Bills have alternated wins and losses. The team is currently 7-4 and in second place in the AFC East, where they trail the surging Patriots. Buffalo needs to be more consistent if they want to finish the season at the top of the AFC. The team is favored to beat the Patriots on Monday night. There will be a lot of eyes on that game.

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Trent Reinsmith

Trent covers UFC and MMA for MTS. He currently covers MMA for MMA Junkie and Forbes. He has also written for Vice, Bloody Elbow, Fight! Magazine, UFC 360, and Narratively among others. He has been involved with MMA since he and some friends threw some money together to purchase the pay-per-view of UFC 1, and the rest is history.