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Steelers still the predominant favorites to win the AFC North in 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the AFC North the last two seasons. Can they make it a three-peat?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers did something in 2017 which is extremely rare for them, and in the AFC North. They swept the division. That’s right, in case you forgot the Steelers were a perfect 6-0 against the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns in their regular season meetings last season.

Another interesting fact for you is how it was only the second time in Ben Roethlisberger’s lengthy career he has accomplished such a feat.

While we are spewing out interesting facts, it should also be worth noting no team has ever won the AFC North division three years in a row since the NFL realigned the divisions. Gone were the glory days of the AFC Central, and in came the black eyed brawls of the AFC North.

It has never been done before, but can the Steelers be the first team in AFC North history to win the division three times in a row? This will certainly be debated among the fan base, as well as the Ravens, Bengals and Browns’ fan bases as well; however, when it comes to Las Vegas — they like the Steelers to pull it off.

According to the Bovada Sports Book, the Steelers are the predominant favorites to take home some divisional hardware after the 2018 regular season is all said and done.

Check out the odds for the AFC North:

Odds to Win the 2018 AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers 5/13

Baltimore Ravens 4/1

Cincinnati Bengals 10/1

Cleveland Browns 10/1

Curious about the rest of the AFC? Check out the odds for the rest of the Steelers’ upcoming competition:

Odds to Win the 2018 AFC East

New England Patriots 2/15

Buffalo Bills 12/1

Miami Dolphins 12/1

New York Jets 14/1

Odds to Win the 2018 AFC South

Houston Texans 9/5

Jacksonville Jaguars 2/1

Tennessee Titans 7/2

Indianapolis Colts 9/2

Odds to Win the 2018 AFC West

Los Angeles Chargers 7/4

Oakland Raiders 11/4

Denver Broncos 13/4

Kansas City Chiefs 13/4