I know what you're all thinking: What happened to the Steelers' playoff chances with the NFL results this past weekend?
Well, I'm here to let you know that while still slim, their hopes are still alive. Oh...and a mistake from last week. Buffalo has the same record as the Steelers, but if they win their remaining games would beat the Steelers based on conference record. I must have missed that one, because I can't look at a team starting JP Losman at quarterback and think they have a chance at making the playoffs. Turns out their chances (while still slim) are better than those of the defending Superbowl champs.
The Good News: Pittsburgh won (easily) while Cincinnati, Jacksonville, and KC all lost.
The Bad News: Denver and the NY Jets won (although neither win was surprising against Arizona and Minnesota respectively.
The new scenario for the upcoming weekend:
- The Steelers must win against Baltimore this weekend
- Denver and Cincinnati play this weekend, both are 1 game ahead of the Steelers and both hold a tiebreaker against the Steelers, so unless they tie (very unlikely), the winner will beat the Steelers for a wild card spot. Which means there is only one left
- So Jacksonville must lose against New England (in New England)
Simple, right. Just not very likely.