From parting ways with two of their top offensive weapons this offseason to losing Ben Roethlisberger for the season after just two games, the Pittsburgh Steelers were arguably dealt one of the worst hands of any team in the league this year. Yet, 2019 has been anything but a lost season for Pittsburgh.
Steelers Playoff Odds
The Steelers have more than a 40 percent chance (40.3%) of making the 2019 NFL playoffs. While they're still a longshot to win the Super Bowl, at +10000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Steelers would be the AFC's second Wild Card team if the season ended today.
Sitting at 7-5, prior to their Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Steelers find themselves in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with four games left to play. Head coach Mike Tomlin has done an amazing job, and is arguably the favorite to win 2019 NFL Coach of the Year.
With an undrafted rookie quarterback in Devlin Hodges now under center, the Steelers play two likely playoff teams down the stretch. In Week 15, they get the Buffalo Bills (9-3), the current No. 5 seed in the AFC, and then Pittsburgh has a Week 17 showdown with the current Super Bowl favorite – the Baltimore Ravens (10-2). The Steelers' other two remaining games are against the aforementioned Cardinals (3-8-1) and the New York Jets (4-8) in Week 16.
Running the table may be a tough ask for this Steelers squad, but going 2-2 over the last four games could be just enough for them to hold onto the the No. 6 seed in the AFC and make the playoffs come January.
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