How Can The Pittsburgh Steelers Make the NFL Playoffs?

How Can The Pittsburgh Steelers Make the NFL Playoffs?

Justin Byers, Author

After a 16-13 win over the division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers see themselves still in a chance for a wild card spot in the 2023 NFL Playoff.

They are now tied in the standings at an 8-8 record with the Patriots and the Dolphins in the AFC wild-card race. New England still holds onto the No. 7 spot and Miami is at No. 8.

What needs to go right?

  1. The Steelers must win their week 18 games against the Browns.
  2. The Bills must win their week 18 game against New England.
  3. The Jets must win their week 18 game against the Dolphins.

For Steelers fans, the tunnel is bright. The Bills beat the Patriots 24-10 in a week 13 matchup in New England and now will face them again in Buffalo. Miami might be down both of their QBs, Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, against a Jets team just eliminated from playoff contention that will be looking to play the role of spoiler.

The best Pittsburgh can get is the No. 7 seed. There are only three possible opponents they could face in the first round of the playoffs should they reach the postseason: the Chiefs, Bills, or Bengals. By beating the Ravens last week, Pittsburgh eliminated Baltimore from contention for the No. 2 seed.

The Steelers will take on the Browns at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Plenty of action to watch this weekend.