The Pittsburgh Steelers: The Gist
Though perennial Super Bowl contenders today, the Steelers weren’t the powerhouse they are now when the franchise was established by Art Rooney on July 8, 1933. The team wasn’t even known as the Steelers, calling themselves the Pittsburgh Pirates until 1940.
All the struggles experienced by the franchise in its early years are a distant memory these days. The Steelers now boasts a total of six Super Bowl titles, the most of any NFL team. Starting with their success in the 1970’s, the proud team that Rooney built went on to rack up a total of eight AFC championships and a staggering 27 playoff appearances.
In the coming 2013 NFL season, the Steelers will once again be spearheaded by Ben Roethlisberger and the stingy defense the team has been long known for.[sc:Other490banner ]
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The Steelers won eight games last season. Our sportsbook are putting a line of 9.5 in the 2013 total regular season wins odds.
They are priced +1000 to snatch the 2013 AFC championship. Also, Pittsburgh is +1600 to win their seventh Super Bowl title in franchise history.
The team opens their 2013 season campaign at home when they host the Tennessee Titans on September 8. The Steelers are 7-point favorites heading into that match.
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