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Odds: Steelers Underdogs to Make NFL Playoffs in 2024

The Pittsburgh Steelers are once again significant underdogs to return to the NFL playoffs in 2024.

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward chases Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during a Wild Card playoff game at Highmark Stadium on Jan. 15, 2024. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers are significant underdogs to make the 2024  NFL playoffs, according to odds recently posted by FanDuel Sportsbook. The Steelers have +168 odds of making the playoffs, and -210 odds of missing the playoffs. The implied odds give the Steelers a 37.3% chance of making the postseason and a 67.7% chance of missing the postseason.

Last season, the Steelers won their final three regular season games to make the playoffs, losing to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round. The Steelers were significant underdogs to make the playoffs last offseason, as well.

In 2022, the Steelers missed the playoffs on the final week of the regular season due to losing a tie-breaker to the Miami Dolphins after finishing 9-8. That was the only time they missed the playoffs since 2019. The Steelers have made the postseason tournament in seven of the last 10 years. In 17 seasons under head coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers have made the playoffs 11 times (64.7%). Since the expansion of the league and the playoff field in 1970, the Steelers have made the postseason 33 times and missed it just 21. (61.1%).

Of the four teams in the AFC North, the Steelers have the worst odds of making the postseason. The Baltimore Ravens (-265) and the Cincinnati Bengals (-235) are currently favored to make the playoffs, while the Cleveland Browns (+126) are slight underdogs. The Steelers finished 10-7 last season, in third place in the AFC North.

In total, nine AFC teams are favored to make the postseason: the Bengals and Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs (-450), Houston Texans (-194), Buffalo Bills (-160), New York Jets (-144), Miami Dolphins (-130), Jacksonville Jaguars (-124), and Los Angeles Chargers (-104). Of course, only the four division winners and top three wild cards will actually be selected.

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