The 2021 NFL playoffs begin Saturday and 14 teams are still in the hunt for Super Bowl LV. Some teams are clearly more realistic contenders than others, starting with the defending champions.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the heavy Super Bowl favorites heading into Wild-Card Weekend. Kansas City leads the field with +200 betting odds, according to Bovada.

Patrick Mahomes is the reigning Super Bowl MVP and widely regarded as the NFL’s best player. The quarterback led the Chiefs to a league-best 14-2 record in the regular season. Kansas City is one of two teams that earned a first-round bye and automatically advances to the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Green Bay Packers have the bye in the NFC, so it’s no surprise that they are second with +433 championship odds. Green Bay won the NFC North with a 13-3 record. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to win his third MVP award after a historic regular season.

Green Bay was a win away from facing off with Kansas City in last year’s Super Bowl. The Packers were defeated in the 2020 NFC Championship Games.

Of all the teams scheduled to play in the wild-card round, the Buffalo Bills are given the best chance of winning the Super Bowl. Buffalo enters its game Saturday with +600 title odds and as the hottest team in the NFL.

The Bills have won six straight games by double digits. Josh Allen arguably had a better regular season than any quarterback with the exception of Rodgers and Mahomes. Buffalo was eliminated in the wild-card round last year.

The New Orleans Saints are the biggest betting favorites on Wild-Card Weekend. With +800 Super Bowl odds, the Saints are considered to be the biggest threat to the Packers in the NFC.

Most of the NFC playoff teams are given a real chance to make a Super Bowl run. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+900) and Seattle Seahawks (+1300) are both led by future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens (+1000) are the third contender that is not a long shot to win the Super Bowl.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (+2200), Tennessee Titans (+3000) and Los Angeles Rams (+3300) make up the next tier of contenders. Pittsburgh and Los Angeles are flawed on offense. Tennessee has the worst defense of any playoff team.

The Cleveland Browns (+5000) and Indianapolis Colts (+5000) would both need to pull off a significant upset to make it out of the first round.

Virtually no one expects the Chicago Bears (+8000) or Washington Football Team (+8000) to win the Super Bowl.

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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers greets quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs at midfield after the Packers defeated the Chiefs 31-24 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images