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Still Not in Must Win Situation – Steelers Playoff Scenarios


While it would be advisable for the Steelers to run the table, they still could lose 1 or even 2 games and get in as a Wild Card. At worst a split with the Ravens would be advisable with the only other loss coming to the Packers. Based on the other teams in the race and who they play, 10-6 could get the Steelers in. A win Sunday night at Baltimore, would put the Ravens in a very tough hole as well, but not out of it. Below are the 6 teams in the race for 2 spots and the teams remaining schedules.

Steelers (6-4)
@Ravens
Raiders
@Browns
Packers
Ravens
@Dolphins

A split with the Ravens is almost a must. A sweep of the Ravens would all but knock out the Ravens out of a Wild Card. There are sscenerios where the Steelers can lose 2 more games and still get in as a Wild Card with 6 losses.

Jaguars (6-4)
@49ers
Texans
Dolphins
Colts
@Patriots
@Browns

Games against the Texans, Dolphins, Colts & Patriots make it a tough road for the Jaguars. The good thing is they play teams still in the Wild Card battle and could elimate the Dolphins from the race in 3 weeks.

Broncos (6-4)
Giants
@Chiefs
@Colts
Raiders
@Eagles
Chiefs

Thanks to the win at Denver, the Steelers own tie breakers versus the Broncos. 2 more losses by Denver and they will be all but done. 3 tough games remain for them with 2 being on the road.

Dolphins (5-5)
@Bills
Patriots
@Jaguars
@Titans
Texans
Steelers

The Dolphins almost have to run the table which will be a tough chore.

Texans (5-4)
Titans
Colts
@Jaguars
Seahawks
@Rams
@Dolphins
Patriots

Tonight\'s game versus the Titans is huge. A loss tonight only allows them to lose 1 more game the rest of the way. The best thing for the Steelers is that they play the Jaguars and Dolphins still.

Ravens (5-5)
Steelers
@Packers
Lions
Bears
@Steelers
@Raiders

Splitting with the Steelers would still not put them out. Being swept by the Steelers almost certainly would. Winnable games outside of those.

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  • John

    What are the Steelers statistical chances with the loss to the raiders and the ravens loss to the packers.

    12/8

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