The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an inconsistent start to the 2021 season, and as a result, are favored by oddsmakers to miss the postseason.
Pittsburgh is -500 to not make the playoffs this season, +375 to make the postseason, courtesy of SportsBetting.ag.
Those odds imply that the Steelers have a 62.3% to miss the playoffs for the third time in four years.
After upsetting the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, Pittsburgh went on a three-game losing skid. They got back on track with a win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Another reason for the lack of optimism in the Steelers’ playoff chances is the strength of the division.
The Baltimore Ravens lead the AFC North with a 4-1 record, while the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are tied for second at 3-2.