Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New York Jets, the Steelers have now joined Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons as the latest teams to clinch a playoff spot in Week 15.
The NFL’s complex system indicates that the Steelers clinched a spot based on “strength of victory tie-breakers over certain other teams”.
Should the Steelers win out against the Carolina Panthers (2-12) at Heinz Field and the Cleveland Browns (5-9) at Cleveland Browns Stadium, they would win the AFC North division, through a better division record than the Baltimore Ravens. Should this scenario come to fruition, the Steelers would then become the AFC’s No. 2 seed.
Do you see Pittsburgh winning the division? The AFC Championship? The Super Bowl? What are your thoughts?