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Steelers Playoff Scenarios – Week 17 Wild Card

Here is the long and short of what the Steelers need in week 17 to get either the #5 or #6 Wild Card seeds in the AFC. Regardless, the Steelers MUST beat the Miami Dolphins and the Texans must lose or tie the New England Patriots. Both of those things must happen for starters. Below are the scenarios. The Texans can win in the last scenario, but the Jets, Ravens & Broncos must all lose or tie.

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot:
1) PIT win + HOU loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie
2) PIT win + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss or tie
3) PIT win + NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

Lets recap:

FOR THE STEELERS TO GET THE 5TH SEED

1) Steelers must win versus Dolphins

2) Texans must lose or tie versus Patriots

3) Jets must lose to or tie Bengals and Ravens must lose to or tie Raiders

AFC Seeding Results:

5th seed: Steelers 9-7

FOR THE STEELERS TO GET THE 6TH SEED:

1) Steelers must win versus Dolphins

2) Texans must lose to or tie Patriots

3) Jets must lose to or tie Bengals

AFC Seeding Results:

6th seed: Steelers 9-7

OR

1) Steelers must win versus Dolphins

2) Texans must lose to or tie Patriots

3) Ravens must lose to or tie Raiders

AFC Seeding Results:

6th seed: Steelers 9-7

OR

1) Steelers must win versus Dolphins

2) Ravens must lose to or tie Raiders

3) Broncos must lose to or tie Chiefs

4) Jets must lose to or tie Bengals

AFC Seeding Results:

6th seed: Steelers 9-7

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