Steal City? Steelers Longest Odds To Win Super Bowl in 50 Years
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images). Pictured: Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh's streak lasted between 2001 and 2021, an amazing run of 21 consecutive years.
With everything in the NFL, nothing is as amazing as it should be because of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots.
As of now, the Patriots are actually tied with the Steelers, with a streak of 21 consecutive years of 50-1 odds or lower to win the Super Bowl, starting back in 2002. If the Patriots close with odds below 50-1 entering next year's season, they will break Pittsburgh's record.
Most Consecutive Seasons With 50-1 Odds or Shorter to Win Super Bowl (Active Streaks)
Pittsburgh Steelers: 21 (2001 to 2021)
- New England Patriots: 21 (2002 to 2022)
- Green Bay Packers: 16 (2007 to 2022)
- Baltimore Ravens: 14 (2009 to 2022)
- Kansas City Chiefs: 12 (2011 to 2022)
Sign Of A Spark?
This will be the first time since 2004 the Steelers have a win total set below eight. The only good potential comparison that can be made is back in 2004. Pittsburgh under then-rookie Ben Roethlisberger actually went 15-1 in the regular season and advanced all the way to the AFC Championship Game.
Under both Mike Tomlin and Bill Cowher, the Steelers' last two head coaches spanning from 1992 to present, Pittsburgh has only had a win total below eight four times entering the year.
The Steelers went over their win total all four of those years, making the playoffs three times and winning at least nine games in each season.
Not to mention, the Steelers are also on the brink of another absurd streak in NFL history. Pittsburgh has gone 18 consecutive seasons without a losing record straight up, three seasons shy of the Cowboys' record of 21 from 1965-1985 under Tom Landry.
Under Tomlin, the Steelers have gone 15 seasons without a losing record, which is the NFL record to start a coaching career.
Week 1 Shocker?
The Steelers were in a very similar spot to open the year in 2021, also as 6.5-point underdogs against the upstart Bills … and Pittsburgh won in Buffalo, 23-16.
When it comes to being underdogs in general, the Steelers have thrived under Tomlin, going 47-26-3 ATS (64.4%) — profiting a $100 bettor $1,940 — and making him the most profitable coach as a dog since 2003.
- The Steelers haven’t finished a season below .500 ATS as an underdog since 2016, and it has only happened twice under Tomlin.
- The Steelers are 19-6-2 ATS (76%) as an underdog vs. AFC North opponents under Tomlin.