NFL Super Bowl and Conference Futures: 49ers In Top 5

There is a huge 17.4% difference between the Ravens and the Patriots. The Baltimore Ravens lead with a 46.9 percent chance of winning the AFC and the New England Patriots are at 29.5%. The difference between these teams is widening as the Patriots chances are down from 55.8 percent. As far as teams fighting for the final playoff spots go, there is a very small difference in projected wins between the teams with the #6 best record and the team with the #7 best record. This is a very top heavy conference with just 3 teams with at least a four percent chance of winning it.

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AFC FUTURESPROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
Baltimore Ravens13.199.4%100.0%5/4 (44.4%)46.9%
New England Patriots13.096.9%100.0%3/1 (25%)29.5%
Kansas City Chiefs10.699.6%99.6%9/2 (18.2%)13.7%
Houston Texans10.271.0%93.1%20/1 (4.8%)3.7%
Buffalo Bills10.83.1%94.7%40/1 (2.4%)3.1%
Tennessee Titans9.026.8%42.9%50/1 (2%)1.6%
Pittsburgh Steelers9.00.6%55.6%50/1 (2%)1.2%
Indianapolis Colts8.02.2%6.1%50/1 (2%)0.1%
Cleveland Browns7.20.0%1.7%50/1 (2%)--
Oakland Raiders7.60.4%5.6%30/1 (3.2%)--
Los Angeles Chargers6.10.0%0.0%250/1 (0.4%)--
Jacksonville Jaguars5.60.0%0.1%250/1 (0.4%)--
New York Jets5.40.0%0.0%500/1 (0.2%)--
Denver Broncos5.60.0%0.0%5000/1--
Miami Dolphins4.20.0%0.0%----
Cincinnati Bengals2.30.0%0.0%----

There is a huge 12.6% difference between conference leaders. The New Orleans Saints lead with a 40.3 percent chance of winning the NFC and the San Francisco 49ers are at 27.7%. The gap seems to be widening. The 49ers chances are down from 37.1 percent. As far as teams fighting for the final playoff spots go, there is a very small difference in projected wins between the teams with the #5 best record and the team with the #7 best record. This is a top heavy conference with just 6 teams with at least a four percent chance of winning it.

NFC FUTURES PROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
New Orleans Saints12.7100.0%100.0%3/2 (40%)40.3%
San Francisco 49ers12.457.9%98.8%5/2 (28.6%)27.7%
Seattle Seahawks11.641.4%91.8%6/1 (14.3%)10.9%
Minnesota Vikings11.148.1%93.4%6/1 (14.3%)8.3%
Dallas Cowboys8.368.8%68.9%12/1 (7.7%)4.8%
Green Bay Packers11.151.7%87.5%9/1 (10%)4.6%
Los Angeles Rams9.10.7%25.8%50/1 (2%)2.0%
Philadelphia Eagles7.631.2%31.2%40/1 (2.4%)1.3%
Chicago Bears7.60.1%2.5%100/1 (1%)--
Carolina Panthers6.50.0%0.0%250/1 (0.4%)--
Tampa Bay Buccaneers6.90.0%0.1%5000/1--
Detroit Lions5.10.0%0.0%----
Atlanta Falcons4.70.0%0.0%----
Arizona Cardinals4.50.0%0.0%----
Washington Redskins4.20.0%0.0%----
New York Giants3.80.0%0.0%----

There may be 12 playoff teams but there are only 7 true championship contenders (at least a 2% chance). At #2, the Saints have a 19.8 percent chance of winning the championship, which is 9.4 percentage points behind the Ravens. At the bottom of the contenders list, 4 percentage points separate the Chiefs from the Vikings.

SUPERBOWL CONTENDERSODDSODDS%SIM%TREND
Baltimore Ravens3/125.0%29.2%UP
New Orleans Saints4/120.0%19.8%UP
New England Patriots7/222.2%16.0%DOWN
San Francisco 49ers7/112.5%12.9%DOWN
Kansas City Chiefs10/19.1%7.1%--
Seattle Seahawks12/17.7%4.1%--
Minnesota Vikings12/17.7%3.1%DOWN
Dallas Cowboys25/13.8%1.8%DOWN
Green Bay Packers18/15.3%1.4%DOWN
Houston Texans40/12.4%1.3%DOWN
Buffalo Bills80/11.2%1.1%UP