Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl favourites to start playoffs

The 2019 NFL Regular Season concluded on Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers beating Seattle Seahawks in a classic to complete the schedule.

As a result, the 49ers secured the number 1 seeding in the NFC with a 13-3 record, the same as number 2 seed Green Bay Packers, and the number 3 seed, New Orleans Saints.

The 49ers and Packers will get a bye in the first week of the playoffs, whilst the Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. San Francisco are the favourites to reach the Super Bowl from the NFC but are second favourites to go all the way, at 4/1.

The injury-plagued Philadelphia Eagles saw off the New York Giants in week 17 to win the NFC East with a 9-7 record, Doug Peterson’s side will be underdogs when they host the Seattle Seahawks in the Wildcard round on Sunday.

On the AFC side, the Baltimore Ravens were already guaranteed the number 1 seed heading into the final week, but their backups, led by RGIII still saw off rivals Pittsburgh to finish with a 14-2 record.

Miraculously, the Kansas City Chiefs leaped into the number 2 seed. There was nothing special in Andy Reid’s side beating the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but they got a bye thanks to the Miami Dolphins upsetting the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots will now host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the Wildcard round. Mike Vrabel’s side have the lowest winning record in the AFC at 9-7 – no team has ever won the Super Bowl after finishing the regular season with that record.

New England started the season as the bookmakers’ second favourites but are now out as high as 14/1 sixth favourites. Tennessee are 55/1. Only the Buffalo Bills have longer odds, at 66/1. The Bills are at the Houston Texans in the first game of the Wildcard round, on Saturday.

The list of Super Bowl odds are as follows:

Baltimore Ravens 12/5
San Francisco 49ers 4/1
Kansas City Chiefs 9/2
New Orleans Saints 13/2
Green Bay Packers 10/1
New England Patriots 14/1
Seattle Seahawks 25/1
Philadelphia Eagles 35/1
Minnesota Vikings 40/1
Houston Texans 40/1
Tennessee Titans 55/1
Buffalo Bills 66/1