PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' 6-2 finish in 2013 has generated a lot of optimism for next season.
Just don't count the Las Vegas bookmakers among those who expect the Steelers to make a run at a seventh Super Bowl title.
The Steelers have been given 40/1 odds of winning the 2015 Super Bowl along with the Ravens, Cowboys, Giants, Texans, Chargers, Rams, Lions and Redskins.
The Bengals are 25/1 odds, according to the Vegas bookmakers, the best in the AFC North with the Browns at 75/1 to win next year's Super Bowl.
Here are the rest of the odds starting with the reigning Super Bowl champions:
Obviously not a lot should be read into something that was handicapped less than 24 hours after confetti had stopping falling at MetLife Stadium following the Seahawks' 43-8 smack down of the Broncos.
Vegas' odds for the next Super Bowl winner are like mock drafts in that they are fun to read and generate chatter. But I don't think Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger & Co. are going to lose much sleep over getting tagged as long shots to win the next Super Bowl.