A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their Week 14 game at home Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens and another win will result in them remaining the top seed in the AFC for yet another week in addition to making them AFC North champions.. There are quite a few other entertaining games taking place on Sunday, however, so with that, here is your fan rooting interest guide for Week 14 in addition to the AFC seeding picture entering today’s games.

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. EST (SUN)

The Steelers can clinch a playoff spot before their Sunday night game against the Ravens even gets underway if the Colts beat the Bills during their afternoon contest. Nathan Peterman, the rookie from Pittsburgh, will reportedly start Sunday for the Bills in place of an injured Tyrod Taylor. Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in his first NFL start a few weeks ago. The Colts, on the other hand, have lost six of their last seven games and are 1-5 on the road this season.


Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 p.m. EST (SUN)

It hopefully won’t ultimately matter who wins this game, but Steelers fans might want to root for the Seahawks to beat the Jaguars on Sunday just the same. The Jaguars own head-to-head tiebreakers over the Steelers and thus they are perhaps the only team that could keep Pittsburgh from getting a first-round bye in the playoffs. The Jaguars would, however, need to finish with an identical record as the Steelers in order for that to happen and right now they have two more loses than Pittsburgh does. Here’s to open they get another loss Sunday afternoon.

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 8:30 p.m. EST (MON)

The Steelers will host Patriots next Sunday at Heinz Field in a gamer that might ultimately decide which team is the No. 1 seed in the AFC. In short the Patriots could lose this week to the Dolphins and still wind up being the No. 1 seed in the AFC if they win out. Regardless, it would be nice to see the Patriots lose Sunday on the road in Miami to the Dolphins. The Patriots will not have tight end Rob Gronkowski on Sunday due to him serving his one-game suspension. What the post game injury report from this contest very closely.

  • melblount


  • steelcityinny

    Your seeding chart is incorrect. I believe if the season ended today, the Steelers would be # 1 seed, not that it matters.

  • SteelersDepot

    This came right from the NFL and is correct through this AM

  • ThePointe

    Rooting guide: Root for the Steelers to win out, and they are automatically the #1 seed.

  • ThePointe

    The tie breaker separating the Steelers and Patriots is strength of schedule, and that number changes for both teams every single week based on what their respective past opponents fare that week

  • melblount

    “It hopefully won’t ultimately matter who wins this game, but Steelers fans might want to root for the Seahawks to beat the Jaguars on Sunday just the same.”

    Dave, I trust that if you re-think that, you’ll realize there is no “might” in that thought process.

    The Jags and the Patsies are the two teams most likely, and most capable of taking the #1 or #2 Seeds from us.

    The Jags are a very good team with a GREAT defense who beat us handily at home in our worst game of the season. They are also on track to win the AFC South if they can escape SEA today. They play HOU at home, @SF and @TEN to close out the year and can easily run that table to finish 12-4. Their loss to the Cards was a gift from above.

    We meantime can easily lose to both NE and/or BAL, and/or possibly stub our toe against some more over-matched opponents @HOU and vs CLE. We have a very good chance of finishing 12-4, losing the tie-breaker to JAX, and hosting a WC game.

    For my money, if JAX doesn’t lose another game, I’m thinking we’re very likely the #3 Seed.