The Pittsburgh Steelers are either your favorite team or the team you love to hate if you’re from PA. The team is the oldest franchise in the American Football Conference and one of the top teams in the NFL. The 2018 season marks the 86th for the franchise and the team is off to a great start.
Currently seated first in the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers are strong contenders for the Super Bowl. As of now, the Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins, with 6, and are hopeful to make that number increase this year. Despite not having a Super Bowl win since 2009, fans are supportive of the team and believe this may be the year the Steelers take it all (again).
Online Betting on Steelers
Residents of PA and fans of the Steelers can legally place wagers on the team online and with new laws that have recently been passed, will soon be able to place these same wagers at land casinos that are adding sportsbooks to the venues. When it comes to betting on the Steelers, point spread bets are the most popular option, but there are other great bet types and outstanding odds that are offered at online sports betting sites. Bettors will have the ability to place NFL totals and money lines, which are the most common pre-match bets.
Spread betting is a top choice because the Steelers are often the favorite team in the league, but there are also some great Futures bet options, such as whether they will win the conference title, make it to playoffs or if they will win the Super Bowl. With so many great options, online betting on the Steelers can yield some impressive rewards.
Best Players for 2018
For many years, the Steelers have had strong and reliable players, but they are older than most in the league. As two time consecutive winners of the AFC North, the team enters this season with some great additions and a few younger players to lead t eh team to many predicted victories. Antonio Brown is considered one of the best offensive players on the roster and is one of the fastest receivers on the team. While he does lack the size of some of the other players, he easily speeds past defenders. Brown has led the league in receiving yards and receptions and is definitely one of the star players this year.
Other key offensive players to watch for the Steelers include Cameron Heyward and Maurkice Pouncey. The greatest new addition to the team is Morgan Burnett, but there have been some great trades conducted pre-season that will help lead this team to another winning season.
On the defensive end, fans should watch for the consistency of Artie Burns, a pass defender. He is aggressive and has decent speed. Last season, Burns had a team-high record of 13 passes defended, so he will be a strong point for the defensive line this year as well.
Hall of Fame Players
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had many successful seasons and have turned out some of the best athletes in the game. The team has the third most inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it is believed that many of the younger players on the roster could possibly be Hall of Fame worthy. With 18 players claiming the Hall of Fame title, the Steelers are known to be one of the most successful franchises in the game. Big names like Terry Bradshaw, Bobby Layne, Lynn Swan, Rod Woodson, Franco Harris, and Jerome Bettis are just as few of the Hall of Famers that hail from the Steelers.