The AFC West is poised to be the best division in football. Despite a myriad of movers – particularly at wide receiver– AFC West odds suggest this season will be as competitive as ever. The Kansas City Chiefs seek their seventh straight division crown while the Los Angeles Chargers are looking for their first since 2009. The division gets more interesting as the Denver Broncos, now headed by Russell Wilson, are the biggest liability for Super Bowl 57 at multiple books; even the Las Vegas Raiders are interesting in their own right.
Below, we’ll look at the landscape of the AFC West for the 2022 NFL season. You’ll find odds for every team, an outlook for the division, previous champions, and more.
2022 AFC West odds
2022 AFC West outlook and predictions
The Chiefs (10-3) overcame a few turnovers to beat the Broncos and move one step closer towards a seventh straight AFC West crown. They’re getting -20000 odds to clinch the division and are getting +420 odds at BetMGM to top the Bills for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
The Chargers (7-6) are the only team left that could catch the Chiefs, but they’ve already been swept by Kansas City and are certainly preparing for a Wild Card push rather than a division race. The Chargers are getting -200 odds to make the playoffs even though the Patriots (+200) are currently ahead of them, thanks to tiebreakers.
Past AFC West division winners
|2021||Kansas City Chiefs||12-5|
|2020||Kansas City Chiefs||14-2|
|2019||Kansas City Chiefs*||12-4|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||12-4|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||10-6|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||12-4|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||10-6|
* Super Bowl champion
How to bet on NFL division winners
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NFL division betting previews
|AFC East||NFC East|
|AFC North||NFC North|
|AFC South||NFC South|
|AFC West||NFC West|