Playoff Scenerios: AFC North Still Up For Grabs

We all know the current situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers as it relates to the playoffs and it starts with them having to win Sunday at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.

While it isn\’t advisable, they could still lose to the Cleveland Browns in Week 17 and still earn a Wild Card berth as long as the Bengals lose to the Ravens in week 17 and the Miami Dolphins to lose or tie one of their remaining two games.

So now that we have that recapped, the Steelers can also still win the AFC North as unbelievable as it sounds. They would of course have to win their final two games and hope that the Baltimore Ravens lose their final two games against the New York Giants and the Bengals in order for that to happen.

That scenario would leave the Steelers, Ravens and the Bengals all with 9-7 records and the Steelers would then win the AFC North based on head-to-head win percentage. The Steelers would have a 3-1 record against the other two teams while the Ravens would be 2-2 and the Bengals 1-3.

While all of this is fun to look at, the Steelers are facing a tough challenge Sunday in the Bengals, who have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Steelers of course have lost 4 out of their last 5 and they have a secondary that could be without all three of their regular starting cornerbacks.

Just win at let the chips fall where they may.