The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a humiliating 34-24 home loss on Sunday to the San Diego Chargers, but their playoff hopes remain very much alive despite the loss thanks to losses by both the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals in the early Sunday games.
The Ravens lost 31-28 in overtime to the Washington Redskins after having a 28-20 lead with just under five minutes left in regulation. The loss drops the Ravens to 9-4 on the season with three games remaining against the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and the Bengals to close out the season.
The Bengals lost Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, who the Steelers will face next week, on a last second field goal by Dan Bailey from 40 yards out. The loss drops the Bengals to 7-6 on the season and they must now go on the road next week to play the Philadelphia Eagles before traveling to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers in what is shaping up to be a winner-take-all game. The Bengals close out their season at home against the Ravens as previously mentioned.
Should the Steelers win out they will at worst be one of the two AFC Wild Card teams and there still is an outside chance that they can win the division should the Ravens lose out.