NFL Week 7 early betting look: Money moving toward Saints vs. Bears


A few weeks ago, we recognized the strength and depth of the NFC in comparison to the AFC.

For the majority of the offseason, the perception was reversed. The Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns were all hyped as Super Bowl contenders, and, for various reasons, none of those teams really have a legitimate shot anymore. Even the Kansas City Chiefs are in a tailspin with back-to-back home losses (following a game in Detroit they probably should have lost, too).

I mentioned staying away from betting the NFC since it is loaded with contenders (the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have emerged, to go along with the New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles).

I've been digging in trying to find any type of advantage that can be had in the AFC at this point. Earlier this season, I recommended betting both the New England Patriots at +170 to win the AFC along with Kansas City at +275. Well, the Chiefs haven't looked like a contender for the past three weeks (injuries or not). Is New England at -125 now to win the AFC the only way to go? Do we just add more to our position there?