New England Patriots fans aren’t the only ones confident in their team’s prospects for success.

Caesars Palace on Monday pegged the Patriots as the favorites to win the AFC this season, according to Bleacher Report. The Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers are New England’s most likely rivals for the AFC crown in oddsmakers’ estimations.

No one should fault Caesars Palace for backing the Patriots to win the AFC. After all, the Pats have appeared in the last three Super Bowls, winning two of them, including last season’s title game.

Legendary head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady also remain in place, inspiring hope among Patriots players and fans and striking fear into opponents.

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