With NFL training camps already in full swing, we decided to take a look at where the Vegas odds-makers think each NFL franchise stands right now.
We took a look at online betting site Bovada and pulled the numbers, ranking each of the 32 NFL franchises in order from least to most likely to win Super Bowl 51.
The next team on our list is…
LAST SEASON: 10-6 (second in AFC North)
COACH: Mike Tomlin (10th season with the team)
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PRESEASON POWER RANKING: 3rd
Burke’s take on the Steelers: “The Le’Veon Bell suspension (if it sticks) is an obvious setback, but let’s not soon forget what DeAngelo Williams did in his 10 fill-in starts last season. With Bell out of the lineup, Williams averaged about 112 yards from scrimmage per game. The Steelers were 7–3 those weeks, with Antonio Brown elevating his play to ridiculous levels. This is an obvious Super Bowl contender with Bell in the lineup, but it’s also a legitimate threat without him.”
BOTTOM LINE: With or without Bell, it’s hard to stop Big Ben.
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