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For the first time since the merger, the Steelers are a 14-point underdogs

Mike Florio and Chris Simms react to Mike Tomlin naming Kenny Pickett the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback ahead of Week 5.

These aren’t your father’s Steelers. Or your grandfather’s Steelers, for that matter.

As noted by Adam Schefter of, the Steelers are 14-point underdogs at Buffalo this weekend. They are the last team since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 to be a 14-point underdog in any game.

The Steelers were 13.5-point underdogs to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX. They lost by 10.

In Week One of the 2021 season, the Steelers were 6.5-point underdogs at Buffalo. And Pittsburgh won the game.

That experience will serve only to make the Bills better prepared to avoid being caught napping again.

A loss by the Steelers would run their current losing streak to four in a row. And then they’ll welcome the Buccaneers to town, where the Steelers likely will be significant underdogs, again.