Steelers Odds to Win the Super Bowl: Pittsburgh in bottom-half of NFL after Week 11 loss
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers have given fans a glimmer of hope, but here’s why they are in the bottom half of the league in Super Bowl odds following a loss to the Chargers.
After losing three of their first four games to start the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on a bit of a run. Mike Tomlin’s team proceeded to win their next four contests. However, the previous two games haven’t exactly gone according to plans.
Despite being favorites at home over the Detroit Lions in Week 10, the Steelers offense fell flat with Mason Rudolph at the helm, and Pittsburgh was forced to settle for a tie. One week later, Keith Butler’s defense apparently didn’t make the trip out west against the Chargers and the Steelers allowed 41 points in the loss.
Steelers Super Bowl Odds
Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl odds were once on the rise, now they seem to have plateaued and other teams have risen above them. Currently, the betting odds at WynnBET have the Steelers at +7500 odds to win the Pro Football Championship this year. Sadly, this is good for just 17th in the NFL — placing them in the bottom half of the league.
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This clearly isn’t where we would have liked to see this team at this stage of the season. Sitting on a 5-4-1 record, Pittsburgh has a remarkably daunting schedule the rest of the way (arguably the hardest in the NFL) that includes games against the Bengals, Vikings, Titans, Chiefs, Browns, and Ravens (two games against Baltimore).
Unfortunately, Tomlin’s team has yet to get both a strong offensive and defensive performance in the same game. While the offense had one of its best games over the past two seasons against the Chargers, their defense — a unit that hadn’t allowed a 30-point game in 40 straight regular-season contests — gave up 41 points in Week 11.
Getting some of their key contributors back is going to help, as T.J. Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick were both absent from this game. However, even at full strength, the Steelers might only be favored in one or two games the rest of the way — depending on how much improvement they show in the coming weeks.
The Steelers have had a rough couple of weeks, but they are still very much alive in the AFC playoff picture. With a few strong games against quality opponents, they could potentially skyrocket their Super Bowl odds down the stretch.