It is somewhat remarkable that the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a chance at the postseason heading into their Week 17 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
It’s a slim shot, and the Steelers may know before their game ends if they are eliminated from contention, but it is still a shot.
After a disastrous 0-4 start to the season, having any kind of chance at the playoffs during the final week of the regular season is all that Mike Tomlin and company can really ask for.
Though they’ll need plenty of help, the Steelers will try to do their part in becoming only the second team in NFL history to start 0-4 and reach the postseason as they look for a 10th consecutive home win over the Browns.
They’ll need to beat the Browns and have both the Ravens and Dolphins lose in the NFL’s Week 17 early slate, then hope a Kansas City team that may rest some starters can beat San Diego in the late afternoon.
Will the Steelers do their part?
Let’s take a look.
When: Sunday, December 29
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA.
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Stream
Spread: Steelers (-7)
Rankings (yards per game): Offense (Steelers 16th, Browns 15th), Defense (Steelers 14th, Browns 10th)
Last Meeting: Steelers 27-11, November 24, 2013 at Cleveland
All-Time Series: Steelers 58-33