While the list of teams eligible to win Super Bowl 50 got shorter over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers odds to win a seventh Lombardi Trophy got longer.
After entering the playoffs with 10/1 odds by Bovada to win it all in this season, the Steelers are now listed at 12/1 by the online betting site. Even the Kansas City Chiefs, who were listed at 16/1 last week, now have better odds than the Steelers do and they will play the New England Patriots on Saturday,
The fact that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown were both injured in Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals is what probably led to their odds getting longer in a matter of one week.
While Roethlisberger is expected to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos with an injured right shoulder, a Monday report on Brown wasn’t very favorable as he looks to bounce back from a concussion.
The Broncos will start quarterback Peyton Manning at home against the Steelers on Sunday and they’re currently favored by 6½-points after initially opening up as 5½-point favorites.
The Steelers last played the Broncos in the playoffs in the Wild Card round of the 2011 season. They lost that road game in overtime 29-23.
2016 Super Bowl Champion Odds via Bovada
Arizona Cardinals 17/4
New England Patriots 9/2
Carolina Panthers 5/1
Seattle Seahawks 11/2
Denver Broncos 11/2
Kansas City Chiefs 9/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1
Green Bay Packers 12/1