Steelers Playoff Picture Still Looks Good Despite Loss To Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-4 on the season following their 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night but they still remain in pretty good shape as far the AFC playoff picture goes with six games remaining on the schedule.

The Steelers currently hold the final AFC Wild Card spot heading into week 12 as the Indianapolis Colts hold the 5th spot by virtue of having the better conference record.

The Colts lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday and they still have to play the Houston Texans twice in their remaining six games. The second of those two meetings is in week 17 and it is yet to be known if the Texans will have anything left to play for in regard to home field advantage at that point and time.

The surging Cincinnati Bengals are one game behind both the Colts and the Steelers currently, but they will face the Steelers and Ravens in the final two weeks of the season. Hopefully the Steelers will have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back by then, as that game could loom to be very important.

The San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans are holding on for dear life and neither can afford another loss the rest of the season. The Colts play the Titans in a few more weeks and the Steelers can put the Chargers out of their misery in just a few more weeks when the two teams face off at Heinz Field.

The Steelers face the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday in Cleveland and it is a game that they must win. They also will close out the regular season against the Browns in Pittsburgh and that game could also be a must have depending on what happens over the course of the next several weeks.

2012 AFC Standings

  • Matt Lipner

    Realistically, do you think 8 wins gets them in? Assuming they win the 2nd game vs Cincy, they would have them beat in a tiebreaker. The other current 4 win teams could easily fail to reach 9, but could have better AFC records to break a tie with us.

  • Ahmad

    All we have to do is keep our current pace and beat the teams we should beat and also hope the Titans and Dolphins don’t catch a second wind. At worse, we’ll be the 6th seed.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Sadly the Steelers passed the torch to the Ravens a year ago. Im dissappointed at that, but it is what it is. Worse this year because this team isnt consistant enough to carry this team without a great QB now. The fat lady hasnt sung yet but she’s warming up.