Despite having the most wins and the fewest losses (otherwise known as the best record), the Raiders are no longer the favorites to win the AFC West. In fact, they don’t even have the second best chance of doing it.
According to Tipico, the Chiefs are the current favorites to win the division at +240. After their victory over Monday Night Football against the Giants, they are now 4-4 and still have the second best odds to exit the AFC (+600), behind the Bills (+320).
Behind the Chiefs are the Chargers at +250, who are now 4-3 after their loss to the Patriots. Los Angeles has had victories against the Raiders and Chiefs, which could help. But it is worth noting that the Raiders have a rating of only +400.
The Raiders have a somewhat difficult schedule with games against the Chiefs, Bengals, Cowboys and Chiefs over the next six weeks.
But if they can pull off a win against the Giants in Week 9, it will still be hard to see why the Chiefs and Chargers should have better division chances than they do in the future.
No matter what the odds say, the Raiders are firmly in the AFC division and playoff hunt.