A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their Week 15 game at home Sunday afternoon against the New England Patriots and another win will result in them securing a first-round bye in the playoffs and potentially even home field advantage throughout the playoffs. 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 15 in addition to the AFC seeding picture entering today’s games.

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 p.m. EST (SUN)

If you believe that the Steelers can beat the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon then it might behoove those fans of the team to root for the Jaguars to beat the Texans during the early round of Sunday games. Sure, the Steelers can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs on Sunday with a win over the Patriots combined with a Jaguars loss or tie, but if you would like to see the Patriots have to play an extra postseason game, then Jacksonville needs to end up with a first-round bye. Obviously, if you think the Steelers might lose to the Patriots Sunday afternoon then go ahead and pull for the Texans to upset the Jaguars.

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m. EST (SUN)

While the Ravens only chance at making the playoffs this year is as a Wild Card team, their path to that isn’t very difficult on the surface. Sure, they start Week 15 as the No. 7 seed in the AFC, but their remaining two games after Sunday’s contest against the winless Browns appear to be easy ones. The Ravens got some help on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers and with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans still having tough games ahead of them to close out the regular seasons, Baltimore’s essentially in the driver’s seat even though they dont technically control their own destiny. It would be very entertaining to see the Browns get their first win of 2017 against the Ravens on Sunday in Cleveland.

  • Kevin Artis

    I thought if we had the same record with the Jaguars in the end they own the tie breaker and we would end up as the wildcard. I think the Jaguars already beat the Patriots.

  • pittfan

    buffalo in the #6 spot is a bit of a surprise. don’t the pats get them one more time at NE?

  • Sam Clonch

    Jags beats the Pats….in the pre-season. And yes, if we end with same record, Jags own tire breaker, but Steelers already have won the AFCN, so definitely not a wild card.

  • Nolrog

    I am hoping that the Rats somehow get into the playoffs, and have to play the Pats before us, so they can knock them out for us.

  • Nolrog

    Yes. Next week. Then the Pats finish with the Jets.

  • GravityWon

    Go Browns. Duke Johnson with 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards.

  • Rocksolid20

    Boy Pats sure have a cupcake division >

  • Rocksolid20

    Or knock Brady out .

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    I’m a believer! Go jags!

  • DirtDawg1964

    He means we’d be in the WC round, at home. If the jags win out and we lose two of three, the Jags get a first round bye. Of course NE would have to either win 13 games or win 12 with one of those wins coming today

  • DirtDawg1964

    Watching Baltimore and Cleveland. The Ravens are awful. Fortunately for them the Browns are even worse. Kizer is terrible. Makes a lot of dumb decisions.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Unfortunately he als fumbled late in the half which led to a Ravens’ TD. Did do a nice shout out to Shay on his own TD though. Classy guy.