The Steelers and Ravens were the teams to kick off the final week of the 2023 season. The sloppy weather conditions in Baltimore on Saturday evening made for some ugly football, but Pittsburgh was able to pull out a pivotal 17-10 victory in the end.
This win catapulted the Steelers' playoff odds. According to NFL.com's playoff picture, Mike Tomlin's team now has a 65 percent chance of entering the postseason as a Wild Card team as we gear up for the final day of the 2023 regular season.
Unfortunately, the Steelers will still need some outside help to make the tournament. Furthermore, they could very likely be without star defender, T.J. Watt, after the former Defensive Player of the Year sustained a knee injury in the third quarter against the Ravens.
Regardless, it's all about making the tournament and seeing what can happen. Here's a look at every remaining scenario that could vault the Steelers into the playoffs on the final day of the NFL season.
Bills win, Jaguars win = Steelers eliminated
This one stings, so let's get it out of the way first. Because the Colts-Texans game did not end in a tie (not that we expected it to), the Steelers cannot have both the Bills and Jaguars win today. If this happens, the Steelers will officially be eliminated from playoff contention.
The Jaguars enter their season finale as 4.5-point favorites over the Titans, while the Bills are 2.5-point favorites over the Dolphins. Pittsburgh desperately needs one of these underdogs to pull off a win today to make the playoffs.
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