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NFL Playoff Picture, Bracket and Schedule

NFL Playoffs Picture, Bracket and Schedule

Wait, wait! Can you feel that? Come on, we’re being serious here. Us here at BetUS Sportsbook feel it, the question is, do you?

As Phil Collins said in one of his best songs to date, with arguably the best drum intro in the history of music “Can you feel it coming in the air tonight?”

Yes NFL betting odds fans, with the conclusion of the 2023 pro football regular season, the time to put up or shut up for the top teams in the league is here.

The road to Super Bowl LVIII is officially open!

Now, say it with us and don’t even worry about trying to contain your excitement, it’s NFL playoffs time!

After a wild finish to the regular season which saw a majority of teams going into week 18 still fighting for a spot in the NFL playoff picture and all slots on both the AFC and NFC conferences were officially filled, the Super Wild Card Weekend kickstarted 2023 NFL postseason.

Coming off one of the better wild card weekends fans have been treated to in some time, with two Super Bowl LVIII odds favorites getting the boot early, yes Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, it’s you we’re talking about, the action spilled over onto this past weekend with a poker of amazing AFC and NFC divisional round playoff action.

AFC Playoff Picture

Now that the divisional round of the playoffs is over, which of the two teams left standing in the AFC playoff picture should we cover first?

What’s that? Let’s talk about the Baltimore Ravens first? Well, don’t mind if we do.

If you were to look up online the definition of “absolute dominance” a highlight reel with all of Lamar Jackson’s plays in Saturday’s win over the Houston Texans would be the perfect example.

With 152 passing yards and two touchdowns on 16 completions, plus a whopping 100 rushing yards on 11 carries and another two TDs, Jackson came, Jackson saw, and Jackson conquered.

If there was any further proof needed to why Baltimore’s all-star QB finished the regular season as our NFL MVP odds favorite, just go back to Saturday’s game and you’ll understand.

Over in Orchard Park, Buffalo, in another edition of what has now become a sort of AFC playoff tradition, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs paid Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills a visit for a spot in the conference title game.

In a game where you could feel the tension, emotions and action ready to burst out of all TVs, Allen and Mahomes once again put on a clinic, with a perennial back and forth that had NFL odds fans at the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

In the end though, once again, Kansas City’s championship pedigree stood out once again, as the Chiefs, slight NFL betting lines road underdogs made work of Buffalo by three points, 27-24 and punched their ticket to next week’s AFC title game in Baltimore.

Now, in a scenario all NFL playoff predictions experts were waiting for, it will be Mahomes vs Jackson, Baltimore’s dominant football culture vs. KC’s undeniable championship pedigree, the best overall team in the league this season vs. the best player since Tom Brady. All this for a shot at representing the AFC in Super Bowl LVIII.

With little to no time to waste, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to BetUS sportsbook and get your AFC playoff betting game going strong for this weekend’s conference title game action.

 

NFC Playoff Picture

But hey, now that we got your attention, how about we dig into the NFC playoff picture for a second? And with that said, are you ready for the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Detroit Lions for the NFC title this coming Sunday??

After being touted as perennial Super Bowl LVIII odds favorites throughout the season, San Francisco had to put in some extra effort this past weekend in its divisional bout against the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers, who were coming off one of the biggest NFL playoff lines upsets in quite some time after knocking the Cowboys out of the postseason on the road, didn’t feel like their time was over with this season. With a 24-21 loss against the Niners this weekend, Green Bay showed it had the chops to leave everything on the field and then some.

For now, San Francisco will be shooting up prayers and well wishes to its star WR Deebo Samuel, who’s playing status for this weekend’s NFC title game is still up in the air after suffering a shoulder injury in his team’s divisional round win.

Now though, moving to the most emotional story in this year’s NFC playoffs, the ground-breaking, helmet shattering, and heartwarming Detroit Lions, led by Jared Goff and head coach Dan Campbell are ready to run it back one last time, this time out west in San Francisco against the Niners for, yes, you guessed it, a spot in Super Bowl LVIII.

No, we’re not kidding, nor are we drunk or anything else. It’s true, we saw it with our very own eyes and, not going to lie, got a little excited as well.

After taking down Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday, the Goff-led Lions continued on with their fairy-tale-like story this season, making their presence felt in next week’s conference title game.

Entering the game as seven point underdogs according to our NFL playoff spread for the game, can Detroit’s immense heart become the biggest factor towards scoring an invitation to this year’s Super Bowl or will the Niners prove to be too much for Detroit to handle?

NFL Playoff Schedule

After 18 weeks of the best pro football action in the world, who is ready for some playoff ball? Who are we kidding, we are all ready for postseason NFL action!

Following a thrilling initial Super Wild Card round, the divisional round of the playoffs gave us enough action to keep NFL betting fans on the edge of their seats from here until conference championship Sunday.

Now, with the AFC and NFC Championship matchups set and ready to go, Sunday January 28th will bare witness to two epic, thrilling football games to decide each conference’s representative in this year’s Super Bowl.

At 3:00 PM ET, it will be the Baltimore Ravens, led by NFL MVP odds favorite Lamar Jackson, who will welcome none other than Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in what promises to be an offensive shootout from beginning to end.

Later that day, at 6:30 PM ET, over on the west coast it will be San Francisco’s turn to get in on the action as they host the Lions. With the Niners coming into this game as early seven point favorites in our NFL playoff spread, will they manage to pull off an easy win and cruise to the Super Bowl?

With the stage set, and the teams ready to go, all NFL playoff odds fanatics can do now is wait for Sunday to come, get their fix and then some.

NFL Playoff Bracket Analysis

NFL Tournament Bracket 2023-24

Now that the postseason is about to get underway and most NFL playoff predictions pundits are already dishing out their best picks as to who will stand tall and who will fall, how about we take a moment to talk about how the whole playoff system works.

In the NFL, a total of 14 teams, seven per conference make it to the postseason every year. With four divisional champions per conference taking the four primary seedings, the six remaining spots are decided by which teams had the best record in the NFL wild card standings at the end of the regular season.

Ok cool, so what happens then?

Simple, the NFL playoff brackets are set in place, with the wild card round of games kicking off the action, followed by the divisional round, conference title round and finally, the Super Bowl!

So, for this season, which teams are looking best to advance to Super Bowl LVIII?

Well, since you’re asking and we here at BetUS are all about making your NFL playoff betting experience that much better, let’s count down the teams with the best chances to advance to the league title game, win it, and who they might have to face in order to do so.

Kicking off our list with the best odds to win the NFC conference at -200 we have Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers. Funnily enough San Francisco also happens to have the best odds for a potential SB LVIII matchup, against the AFC’s favored squad, the Baltimore Ravens.

Right behind them, we have the Chiefs and Lions, two teams more than ready to pull off the NFL betting lines upset in their respective games and leave the favorites sitting at home.

As far as the matchups most likely to happen besides a Niners vs Ravens showdown, the Niners playing Buffalo at +385, and San Francisco vs KC at +500 as well stand out as the potential matchups with the best odds of happening in our sportsbook.

Best NFL Playoff Prop Analysis

Ok, so, we’ve covered both the AFC playoff picture and the NFC playoff picture. We’ve also covered how the NFL playoff schedule looks and even broke down a small NFL playoff bracket analysis for everybody to be aware of how all the action about to happen will unfold.

Heck we even threw in a few numbers here and there of how the NFL playoff lines are looking before the action unfolds. You want to talk about one stop shopping? Holler at your boys at BetUS and get in on the action already!

Now though, we all know the most fun a betting aficionado can have when wanting to let a little money run on football action, is not necessarily on the games themselves. Don’t get us wrong, our NFL playoff spreads are as elite and enticeable as ever and you should not pass them up for any reason.

But instead of circling around the same block, and with our cappers already dishing out some of their top NFL playoff predictions, how about we make this more fun? How about we talk about betting on NFL props.

This NFL postseason offers fans a chance to continue betting on some of the top prop performers the season had. From a slew of QBs, receivers and running backs who took the league by storm, running up the stat sheets and making bettors a whole lot of dough, to teams who took dominance both on offense and defense to a whole other level, the prop pick menu in our NFL playoff lines is overflowing.

As far as offensive props go, look for Detroit and Baltimore’s high-octane offenses to bring the heat and make you some cold hard cash. With players like Jared Goff, Lamar Jackson, David Montgomery, Sam LaPorta, Amon Ra St. Brown, Gus Edwards, Zay Flowers, and others all ready to pop off in the postseason, don’t skip out on making some money prop betting.

But don’t stop there, also keep an eye on Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Chiefs, as well as Buffalo’s Josh Allen, San Francisco’s Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffrey, and Houston’s CJ Stroud to bring the heat.

Moving to team props, look to San Francisco’s defense to be a menace keeping opponents to as few points as possible, as well as Buffalo’s.

As we said, our prop picks menu for each game is ripe and ready for the taking, so instead of sitting, waiting and wishing, how about looking, betting and winning?

NFL Playoffs Picks

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NFL Playoff FAQ’s

Q. How Do the NFL Playoffs Work?

The way in which the NFL playoffs work is by having a total of 14 teams, seven per conference entering the postseason. While the first seed in each conference get an automatic bye, all other 12 teams duke it out in an initial round of games called the wild-card round, where the brackets break down in an order of No.2 vs. No.7, No.3 vs. No.6 and No.4 vs. No.5.

Following said wildcard round, the winners then move on to the divisional round of the playoffs where the No.1 teams in the league are waiting. The winners then move on to the conference title game week where the winners from each division end up moving on to the Super Bowl.

Q. How Many Teams Make the NFL Playoffs?

A total of 14 teams, seven per conference make it to the NFL playoffs every season.

Q. Who gets a bye in NFL playoffs?

The teams with the best record in each conference get an automatic bye in the first round of the playoffs, thus leading them to start their postseason road in the divisional round.

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