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