The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have the greatest quarterback of all-time or the NFL’s best defense, but the team they’ve put together is certainly noteworthy in the world of gambling.
Now, most people would put the New England Patriots first in odds to win the Super Bowl. Which is understandable considering they’re the defending champions, still have the best quarterback-coach duo ever to live, and have improved this offseason.
From there, though, most would say the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with maybe one or two other teams, are the most likely to hold the Lombardi trophy this coming February.
Not according to Vegas. After the Patriots at 11-4 odds, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t mentioned in the list of teams with the best odds until fifth. Behind the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raider, and Seattle Seahawks at 8-1 odds, the Steelers are the fifth most likely team to win Super Bowl LII at 10-1 odds.
According to the Bovanda Sportsbook, Pittsburgh is tied with the Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons at fourth with a 6.1% chance to take home their seventh ring.
Honestly, no one should be putting the Steelers any lower than second. They’ve had one of, if not the best, offseason in the NFL. They’ve finished their defense, added tremendous offensive weapons, especially in the receiving game, and brought back everyone they needed to.
Besides maybe the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, there really isn’t a team outside of the Steelers who pose enough of a threat to the Patriots to be considered a serious contender for the Super Bowl.
Yes, the Seahawks look great, but without a real passing game and some uncertainty at running back, no one knows how dominate this offense will be.
The Raiders looked like a Super Bowl caliber team last season, but with questions remaining in the secondary, it’s hard to say they’ll stand much of a chance against quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.
The list goes on. No team in the NFL is as complete as the Steelers. Not the Patriots, not the Cowboys, no one. Pittsburgh has built a team with little flaws outside of depth and has made late offseason moves to help build some security outside of their starters.
For Steelers fans, it’s a good thing. Go out and slap $100 on Pittsburgh and walk away at the end of the season with a little extra cash, because you know as well as we do that the Steelers are the best team in football.
Even if no one wants to admit it.