Why Steelers should be favorites to win AFC

The Pittsburgh Steelers might be the most overlooked team in the NFL. Despite victories in eight of their last 10 regular-season games last season on the way to winning the AFC North, the black and gold currently are not considered among the top five favorites to win the Super Bowl.

The Steelers don't even rate among the top three in their own conference, as Indianapolis, New England and Denver all have better Super Bowl victory odds.

That perception is not indicative of how strong the Steelers' conference-title odds should be, as a closer look at the metrics, game tapes and other factors indicate Pittsburgh should be considered the favorite to win the AFC.