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Each team’s odds of getting to the playoffs back in the preseason

With playoff clinching coming as soon as Week 13, we break down what odds looked like shortly before the regular season started.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs talks with Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers before a preseason game at Heinz Field on August 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL regular season is coming down the final stretch and the playoff picture is likely to start formalizing in Week 13. The Jets and Jaguars were the first two teams eliminated from playoff contention and two more teams could join them this weekend. On the other side of the coin, nobody has clinched a playoff berth, but as many as three teams could punch their ticket this weekend.

Prior to the season, DraftKings Sportsbook offered odds on whether or not each team would earn a playoff berth. You can still bet on 17 teams in the playoff picture, but before the season you could bet “yes” or “no” on any of the 32 teams. Below we’ve posted the full odds for each team prior to Week 1 kickoff, along with how the betting public was approaching each team’s chances.

The Steelers and Chiefs can clinch a playoff berth and their respective division titles this weekend, while the Saints can clinch a playoff berth. The betting public was all over the Steelers making it and solidly behind the Chiefs making a return trip. However, 85 percent of the handle on the Saints was them not making the playoffs. They’re all but assured of a spot this year even with Drew Brees sidelined.

Closing odds to earn 2020 NFL playoff berth

Team Y/N Line % Handle % Bets
Team Y/N Line % Handle % Bets
Arizona Cardinals Yes 260 99% 97%
Arizona Cardinals No -335 1% 3%
Atlanta Falcons Yes 220 96% 91%
Atlanta Falcons No -286 4% 9%
Baltimore Ravens Yes -715 13% 37%
Baltimore Ravens No 490 87% 63%
Buffalo Bills Yes -182 80% 76%
Buffalo Bills No 149 20% 24%
Carolina Panthers Yes 490 41% 92%
Carolina Panthers No -715 59% 8%
Chicago Bears Yes 154 91% 89%
Chicago Bears No -190 9% 11%
Cincinnati Bengals Yes 625 98% 91%
Cincinnati Bengals No -1000 2% 9%
Cleveland Browns Yes 123 92% 92%
Cleveland Browns No -150 8% 8%
Dallas Cowboys Yes -250 76% 63%
Dallas Cowboys No 200 24% 37%
Denver Broncos Yes 200 75% 96%
Denver Broncos No -250 25% 4%
Detroit Lions Yes 245 89% 92%
Detroit Lions No -315 11% 8%
Green Bay Packers Yes -129 75% 63%
Green Bay Packers No 106 25% 38%
Houston Texans Yes 144 98% 93%
Houston Texans No -177 2% 7%
Indianapolis Colts Yes -190 89% 78%
Indianapolis Colts No 154 11% 22%
Jacksonville Jaguars Yes 750 48% 70%
Jacksonville Jaguars No -1250 52% 30%
Kansas City Chiefs Yes -1000 63% 64%
Kansas City Chiefs No 625 37% 36%
Las Vegas Raiders Yes 255 94% 94%
Las Vegas Raiders No -335 6% 6%
Los Angeles Chargers Yes 150 94% 69%
Los Angeles Chargers No -186 6% 31%
Los Angeles Rams Yes 149 90% 71%
Los Angeles Rams No -182 10% 29%
Miami Dolphins Yes 365 91% 93%
Miami Dolphins No -500 9% 7%
Minnesota Vikings Yes -136 28% 54%
Minnesota Vikings No 112 72% 46%
New England Patriots Yes -177 26% 14%
New England Patriots No 144 74% 86%
New Orleans Saints Yes -385 15% 22%
New Orleans Saints No 295 85% 78%
New York Giants Yes 370 39% 76%
New York Giants No -500 61% 24%
New York Jets Yes 365 99% 95%
New York Jets No -500 1% 5%
Philadelphia Eagles Yes -177 31% 80%
Philadelphia Eagles No 144 69% 20%
Pittsburgh Steelers Yes -137 98% 92%
Pittsburgh Steelers No 113 2% 8%
San Francisco 49ers Yes -335 86% 47%
San Francisco 49ers No 260 14% 53%
Seattle Seahawks Yes -137 99% 96%
Seattle Seahawks No 113 1% 4%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yes -190 68% 44%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers No 155 32% 56%
Tennessee Titans Yes -134 6% 41%
Tennessee Titans No 110 94% 59%
Washington Football Team Yes 550 94% 75%
Washington Football Team No -835 6% 25%

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