NFL 2017/18

The National Football League (NFL) is the biggest and best pro sport contest in America every season. Also known as gridiron or simply American Football, the gruelling game attracts the toughest athletes, most devoted fans and some awesome NFL betting opportunities.

Founded in 1920 it was renamed as the NFL in 1922 after originally being known as the American Professional Football Conference. The merge with the American Football League (AFL) – not to be confused with the Australian Football League – happened in 1966 and the first Super Bowl was staged!

NFL Betting: Week 14 Preview

Four teams are in position to claim their division titles with wins this weekend however all of them will have to do it the hard way. Monday starts with the Minnesota Vikings who have a tough trip to Carolina however with an NFC North title on the line they will want to turn their attention to playoff positioning as soon as possible. Philadelphia can win the NFC East if they get by the Rams in the late afternoon window. Both primetime games are massive divisional clashes with Pittsburgh looking to clinch the AFC North against Baltimore before the Patriots try to secure the AFC East in their bogey ground of Miami.

  • Regular Season Week 14
  • Starts: Friday December 8, 2017
  • Ends: Tuesday December 12, 2017
  • No. of Games: 16
  • Round Highlight: LA Rams @ Philadelphia Eagles – BET NOW
  • Round Tip: Chargers to beat the line -5.5 @ 1.91


NFL Facts

  • Founded: August 20, 1920
  • Inaugural Champions: Akron Pros (APFA)
  • Commissioner: Roger Goodell
  • Clubs: 32
  • Headquarters: New York, USA
  • Current NFL Champions: New England Patriots (Super Bowl 51)
  • Trophy: Vince Lobardi Trophy (Super Bowl Trophy)
  • Next Super Bowl: Super Bowl 52 – Monday February 5, 2018 (Aust. Time)

NFL Betting

NFL betting is some of the most popular of all sports markets anywhere in the world. Of course the one game everyone has marked on the calendar attracting record NFL odds and bets is Super Bowl held in February.

NFL odds are open on all matches during the regular season, through Live Betting markets and all-in Super Bowl and NFL Championship odds are also available across the year.

NFL Bet Types

  • Some of the popular NFL betting types are listed below.
  • Head-To-Head
  • First Score Of Game
  • First Team to Score Wins Game?
  • Total Points
  • Race to 10 Points
  • Winning Margin
  • Game To Go To Overtime?

NFL Season

The American NFL football season starts the week after the Labor Day holiday and continues through until the end of December. Contested over 17 weeks the NFL season leads into the Playoffs, which is when American Football betting really heats up.

The NFL Preseason kicks off with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and each NFL club plays in either four or five preseason games, including two at their home stadium.

Each NFL team plays 16 games during the regular NFL season making for a total of 256 games ahead of the single-elimination NFL Playoffs between 12 teams finishing up with the league’s championship game – the Super Bowl – where clubs play for the Vince Lobardi Trophy and the coveted Super Bowl rings.

NFL Season Format

  • 4 week Preseason
  • 17 week Regular-season
  • Playoffs
  • Super Bowl
  • Postseason

NFL Playoffs

After the opening 17 weeks of the regular NFL season the Playoffs begin as the countdown to Super Bowl ticks over. The Playoffs feature the top six teams from each conference made up of four division winners and two wild card NFL teams.

NFL Super Bowl

The NFL Super Bowl is the “Grand Final” of the American Football season and is the last of the Playoff NFL games. It pits the season’s two best teams following the single-elimination tournaments.

Super Bowl LI – or Super Bowl 51 – was held on Sunday February 5 in the States or Monday February 6, 2017 at 9:30am (AEST) for Australian NFL betting fans. The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34 – 28 in overtime.

NFL Super Bowl Odds

The NFL Super Bowl attracts record crowds every season. Photo Credit: AP / Morry Gash.

NFL Clubs

There are 32 NFL Clubs in the competition divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

American Football teams grew to the current 32 NFL teams in 2002, which forced each conference into four divisions.

NFL Conferences

There are two NFL conferences – the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) – and four divisions in each: East, North, South and West.

American Football Conference

AFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Buffalo Bills Orchard Park, NY New Era Field 71,608 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Sean McDermott
Miami Dolphins Miami Gardens, FL Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 1966 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Adam Gase
New England Patriots Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium 66,829 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Bill Belichick
New York Jets East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Todd Bowles

AFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 1996 John Harbaugh
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 1968 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Marvin Lewis
Cleveland Browns Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium 67,431 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) Hue Jackson
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field 68,400 1933 Mike Tomlin

AFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Houston Texans Houston, TX NRG Stadium 72,220 2002 Bill O’Brien
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium 67,000 1953 Chuck Pagano
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville, FL EverBank Field 67,246 1995 Doug Marrone
Tennessee Titans Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium 69,143 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Mike Mularkey

AFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Denver Broncos Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Vance Joseph
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Andy Reid
Los Angeles Chargers Carson, CA StubHub Center 30,000 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Anthony Lynn
Oakland Raiders Oakland, CA Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 56,063 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Jack Del Rio

National Football Conference

NFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Dallas Cowboys Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium 80,000 1960 Jason Garrett
New York Giants East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1925 Ben McAdoo
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 1933 Doug Pederson
Washington Redskins Landover, MD FedExField 82,000 1932 Jay Gruden

NFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Chicago Bears Chicago, IL Soldier Field 61,500 1920 John Fox
Detroit Lions Detroit, MI Ford Field 65,000 1930 Jim Caldwell
Green Bay Packers Green Bay, WI Lambeau Field 81,435 1921 Mike McCarthy
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium 66,655 1961 Mike Zimmer

NFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome 71,250 1966 Dan Quinn
Carolina Panthers Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 75,419 1995 Ron Rivera
New Orleans Saints New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 73,000 1967 Sean Payton
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium 65,890 1976 Dirk Koetter

NFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Arizona Cardinals Glendale, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium 63,400 1920 Bruce Arians
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 1936 (Second AFL), 1937 (NFL) Sean McVay
San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium 68,500 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) TBD
Seattle Seahawks Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field 68,000 1976 Pete Carroll

NFL Team Records

The Green Bay Packers boast the most NFL Championships – 13 titles made up of nine prior to the Super Bowl Era and four Super Bowl wins.

The NFL team record for the most Super Bowl championships belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers with six.

  • Most NFL Championships: Green Bay Packers (13)
  • Most Super Bowl Championships: Pittsburgh Steelers (6) & New England Patriots (6)
  • Most Super Bowl Appearances: New England Patriots (9) followed by – Dallas Cowboys (8), Pittsburgh Steelers (8), Denver Broncos (8)
NFL Betting

NFL Betting is popular not only in American but all around the world. Photo Credit: NBC.