While there’s one game left to be played in the 2020 NFL season, the odds have already opened for the 2021 season, and the bookmakers are not bullish on the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to odds released this week by BetOnline.ag.
The Steelers opened with 33/1 odds to win Super Bowl LVI, which is tied for the 16th-best odds, dead even in the 32-team league.
The Kansas City Chiefs, who have made it to two straight Super Bowls and are the defending champions entering Sunday’s game, are the favorites at 5/1.
Tied for second at 12/1 are the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City’s opponent in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Steelers’ AFC North compatriots the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns each have 20/1 odds, along with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers are listed at 22/1, the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints at 25/1 and Tennessee Titans are 28/1.
The Steelers are tied with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts at 33/1.
The odds for Super Bowl LVI are a far cry from this past season, when they were considered a heavy favorite throughout. But salary cap troubles, expected free agency departures and questions about the future of the quarterback positions have bettors taking a more discerning look at Pittsburgh for 2021.