Steelers Playoff Chances, Odds & Prediction for 2022 NFL Season
The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a new era in 2022. Ben Roethlisberger is out as the team's starting quarterback – a position he's held since 2004. He'll likely be replaced by one of three passers in Kenny Pickett, Mitchell Trubisky, or Mason Rudolph.
Whichever young passer wins the job is getting thrown into the fire. The AFC North is one of the most competitive divisions in football, featuring the Super Bowl runner-up Cincinnati Bengals, a Baltimore Ravens team that's primed for a bounce-back year and the Cleveland Browns, who have one of the best rosters in the league (on paper).
Let's break down Pittsburgh's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Steelers Playoff Chances 2022
Pittsburgh is available at +280 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 26.3%, suggesting that the Steelers have their work cut out for them in 2022.
Steelers Playoff Odds 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Pittsburgh the worst odds to win the AFC North in 2022. The Steelers are available at +850 to win the division, putting them well behind the Ravens and Browns (who are tied at +200) and the Bengals (+210).
Steelers Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Steelers' win total has been set at 7.5, with even -110 odds on both sides.
Pittsburgh is tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the fourth-worst odds to win the AFC outright at +4400. The Steelers are right behind the Las Vegas Raiders (+2500) and one spot ahead of the New York Jets (+8500).
Steelers Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Super Bowl odds, Pittsburgh is tied with the New York Giants (+8000) for the 23rd-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Steelers 2022 Season Prediction
All of these odds tell the same story: Pittsburgh is unlikely to make much noise this season. And I'm inclined to agree with the oddsmakers.
The Steelers' dominant pass-rush and skill-position group should allow them to stay competitive in most games this season. But with unproven options at quarterback, Pitt could struggle to turn those opportunities into wins.
I'd lean toward the Steelers missing the playoffs and finishing (slightly) under 7.5 wins in 2022.