The Patriots have 5/1 odds (16.7%) of winning the next Super Bowl, edging out the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers that are tied for second with 9/1 odds (10.0%). The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers round out the top five and are tied with 12/1 odds (7.7%).
The Patriots and Steelers are again expected to be the class of the AFC, although that could certainly change over free agency, as the third-best team in the AFC is the Houston Texans with 25/1 odds (3.8%). The Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs are tied with 28/1 odds (3.4%) and the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, and Oakland Raiders are tied with 33/1 odds (2.9%).
The rest of the AFC East is in poor standing as the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets are all tied at 66/1 odds (1.5%) for the third-worst odds in the entire NFL. They only beat out the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, that are tied for last place with 100/1 odds (1.1%).