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A Look At Who Steelers Fans Should Be Rooting For Sunday In Three Key Games


The loss to the Baltimore Ravens certainly put a damper on the chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the playoffs, but a lot of football remains to be played. Thanks to the mediocrity in the AFC, the Steelers still have a shot at making the post season tournament and that shot can be improved somewhat depending on what happens Sunday in three games.

Below is a look at those three games and what Steelers fans should be hoping for in the way of their outcomes.

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

I think we can all agree that Steelers fans should be rooting for the Colts in this game. The Titans, thanks to a win in the season opener over the Steelers, hold the head-to-head tie breakers, so they must finish with a worse record than Pittsburgh does. After this week, the Titans will have Denver, Arizona, Jacksonville and Houston left on their schedule and it would hurt for them to finish the season 7-9 just in case.

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

The Steelers already own head-to-head tie breakers over the Jets thanks to the win over them back in Week 6. Being as the Dolphins are the Steelers next opponent, they can take care of the head-to-head with them by beating them. With that out of the way, Steelers fans probably need to hope for a Dolphins win. Regardless of what happens in this game, both teams really have a tough schedule to close things out and that includes the Dolphins playing the Patriots the week after they play the Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers

Outside of the Ravens, the Chargers are the team that Steelers fans should be the most worried about when it comes to battling for the final Wild Card spot. Let’s face it, the Steelers chances of winning the AFC North are pretty much out the window now thanks to their loss Thursday night. With that being said, the Steelers will likely need the Chargers to lose as many games possible down the stretch.

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  • Elijah Stevenson

    Don’t like relying on other teams for it benefits because there no guarantee they’ll win today

  • T R

    hey our biggest problem is really we have to win .. and with another rash of OL.. its looking pretty rough, just when that OL was playing well

  • r4kolb

    What we need to be rooting for is them to lose the rest of their games. This team has no hope of doing anything this year. We need good picks to replace the aging D we have. Troy, Ick, Keisel, plus we will be losing Worilds and Woodley breaks down every season. Add in the fact we need a LT and you can see why we need higher round picks vs finishing 8-8 and being in the middle of the pack yet again.

  • Ahmad

    I’ll root for the Jets for 2 reasons. One we already have the tie breaker and two just in case we somehow lose to the Dolphins next week. That win is not a given so I’d like to have a bit more cushion between us and the Dolphins if we screw up next week.

  • Don

    Uggg..playoff senario’s..week thirteen…That being said, I am not sure about hoping cincy wins..a loss to SD (which I think will happen) a loss to the Steelers (which of course has to happen) and one to either the Colts or Ravens and cincy is gone..I just dont think the Bengals are going to make it with their schedule..

  • Don

    I guess what I am saying is that I believe the division is still gonna be in play come week 16 or 17..and if the Steelers do really win out they will have a good shot at it..But winning out is a tall order..and what they do with it afterward isn’t very promising.

  • HopalongCassidy

    If the Steelers lose to the Dolphins, that will be 8 losses. There is no realistic way to expect getting into the playoffs with 8 losses.

  • stairman

    I have a hard time rooting for the bengals. if the chips fall right. and the steelers win out, they can take the division, hopefully!

  • Mike Sweeney

    Just win Steelers!!!!!!

  • Curtis

    Have to swallow my pride, living in Indiana I hate the colts, almost as much as I hate the ratbirds, so does everyone else who are fans of other teams. This week I’m going to be the biggest colts fan, and it bothers me to say I also rooted for the bungholes.

  • Dan

    Looks like we have the 10th overall draft pick at the moment and are also just one game out of vying for that final wild card slot. We need to pick a direction and stick with it.

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