The 6 best darkhorse AFC bets to make before the 2021 season

By Charles Curtis and Charles McDonald

As NFL opening day — THURSDAY NIGHT! — approaches, we’re running through some of the best bets you can make on players and teams this season before Week 1 so you can maximize value.

After our Super Bowl picks, MVP choices and NFC darkhorse selections, we’re focusing next on the underrated AFC teams who could pay off big for you, with odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook.

Our list of possible squads who could surprise and reach Super Bowl LVI  includes one squad with a second-year QB and yes, we had to go with the Patriots as another one.

Here’s our breakdown of our favorite picks:


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