The Pittsburgh Steelers are nonetheless a superb wager to signify the AFC in Tremendous Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla. However maybe not as possible a participant as they have been only a few days in the past, at the least in case you consider odds makers.
With the information that the New England Patriots have signed Cam Newton to a one-year contract, Fox Guess has the Steelers at 11 to 1 odds to win the AFC (down from 10 to 1 this previous weekend), with the Patriots leaping as much as 7.5 to 1 odds.
With the addition of Newton, solely the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have shorter odds than the Patriots or Steelers to achieve the Tremendous Bowl from the AFC, with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs nonetheless the favourite.
Per Fox Guess, the opposite prime contenders within the AFC are the Indianapolis Colts (13 to 1), Buffalo Payments (14 to 1), Tennessee Titans (16 to 1) and Cleveland Browns (18 to 1), adopted by the Los Angeles Chargers (22 to 1) and Houston Texans (25 to 1).
Whereas the Chiefs and Patriots aren’t on Pittsburgh’s common season schedule this yr, the remainder of the AFC’s prime contenders are.
Clearly, the Steelers will play their AFC North rivals two occasions every. Pittsburgh may also journey to Tennessee on October 4, and to Buffalo on December 13. Pittsburgh will host the Texans on September 27, and the staff’s residence finale is in opposition to the Colts on December 27.
For the time being, Fox Guess has the Steelers at 25 to 1 odds to win Tremendous Bowl LV. The Chiefs are the favourite at 6 to 1, whereas the Jacksonville Jaguars are the longest of the longshots at 250 to 1.
Ben Roethlisberger Stays Comeback Participant of the 12 months Favourite
In the meantime, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger stays the favourite to win the AP Comeback Participant of the 12 months award (+275), however Cam Newton has moved into second place at Four to 1 odds, forward of Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt and Matthew Stafford, who spherical out the highest 5.
Different Comeback Participant of the 12 months candidates embody acquainted names like A.J. Inexperienced (9 to 1) and Andy Dalton (22 to 1), with Joe Flacco additionally within the combine at 45 to 1. Myles Garrett, who spent a lot of final season suspended for his helmet-to-head hit on Steelers backup QB Mason Rudolph, is at 20 to 1.
You possibly can even wager on now-retired New York Giants QB Eli Manning making a shock comeback; Manning is at 100 to 1, identical as Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen.
Roethlisberger Poised for ‘Large Season’
There’s a superb purpose that Roethlisberger stays Comeback Participant of the 12 months favourite, after all. To this point, all indicators level to Huge Ben making nice progress with regards to recovering from the elbow surgical procedure that ended his 2019 season after lower than six quarters of play.
A number of NFL analysts predict massive issues for Huge Ben in 2020, together with one who expects a ‘large season.’ And even these analysts who now not regard Roethlisberger as a Prime 10 NFL QB nonetheless present respect for what he brings to the sport.
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