6 scenarios for Pittsburgh Steelers to make the playoffs
Now Let’s assume the Steelers lose to the Chiefs on Week 16. Their road is a bit harder in that their destiny is not entirely in their hands. First, they Have to win their last two games. That is a must.
The Bengals will have to lose to the Chiefs in Week 17 or at least lose to the Browns they can not win their last three games either. That’s the worst thing under this scenario. The Bengals become their biggest enemy. Unlike scenario three, the Bills do not come into play as much.
The Colts are a bigger factor here. The Colts need to lose two of their last three. Otherwise, they will finish ahead of Pittsburgh and knock them out of playoff contention, which the Cardinals have a good chance of beating the Colts. So you will want to root hard for the Raiders in Week 17 and the Jaguars in Week 18, which has a certain sense of Irony for Steelers fans.
Despite beating the Broncos earlier this season, they are still a threat in this scenario. The Broncos still need to lose two of their last three for Pittsburgh to squeak in.
So if we get to this scenario, the loss to the Chiefs hurts, but the Steelers can make it; however, they still need a bit of help or luck. Whatever you want to call it.