Where are Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl odds entering Week 8?

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Steelers started as long-shots to win the Super Bowl this year, and things haven’t gotten any better prior to their Week 8 game vs Browns. 

Most NFL analysts didn’t give the Steelers much of a shot at winning the Super Bowl this past offseason, and many predicted they would finish in third place in the AFC North for the 2021 season. It turns out, they haven’t been too far off.

Not only has Pittsburgh been disappointing early this year, but they currently sit in fourth place in their division. The Steelers could fall 1.5 games behind third with a loss to the Browns this week, and potentially 3.5 games behind the first-place Bengals — assuming they take care of business against the New York Jets.

After a three-losing streak early in the season, Mike Tomlin’s team has won their final two contests to even their record at 3-3. So how do the Steelers fare in terms of Super Bowl odds following their Week 7 bye? Unfortunately, not so good.

According to WynnBET, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have +10000 odds to win the Super Bowl. This ties them for 18th-best in the NFL with the New England Patriots and puts them below teams like the San Francisco 49ers, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Minnesota Vikings.

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A win against the Cleveland Browns this week may help shit the Super Bowl odds slightly more in their favor, but it won’t move the needle by much. However, a decisive win should help.

Still, I don’t see their odds shifting much over the next three weeks. Even if Pittsburgh earns a victory in Cleveland this week, oddsmakers won’t read too much into their upcoming home games against the Lions and Bears — two pretty bad football teams. It’s what they do in the second half of the season that will be telling.

Pittsburgh has a gruesome schedule down the stretch that includes games against teams like the Chargers, Bengals, Vikings, Titans, Chiefs, and a pair of games against the Ravens. With the way this offense has been playing (just 19.5 points per game over their last 12 contest dating back to last year), oddsmakers probably feel pretty confident that this team isn’t even going to make the playoffs — let alone a run at a Super Bowl.

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We have seen in years past that things can change at a moment’s notice in the NFL, and the Steelers have been underdogs before. However, this season seems different, and it’s going to be hard to trust Ben Roethlisberger and this offense to get things going well enough for us to believe they can be a Super Bowl team this year.