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Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff Scenarios Heading In To Week 17

Bumped. Thanks to Sick Puppy for so diligently keeping tabs on all of this the past few weeks. - Blitz - (Michael B.)


1) Pittsburgh win + Houston loss/tie + New York loss/tie
2) Pittsburgh win + Baltimore loss/tie + Denver loss/tie + New York loss/tie
3) Pittsburgh win + Houston loss/tie + Baltimore loss/tie
+ a bunch of scenarios involving Pittsburgh ties

 

For #1 - Denver/Baltimore/Pittsburgh are tied @9-7
5-seed) Baltimore has the divisional tie-break over Pittsburgh; Pitt is eliminated
                Baltimore has the HTH tie-break over Denver;
6-seed) Pittsburgh/Denver are left;
                Pittsburgh will win HTH against Denver

For #2 - Houston/Pittsburgh are tied @9-7
5-seed) Houston has the common games tie-break over Pittsburgh;
6-seed) Pittsburgh

For #3 – New York/Denver/Pittsburgh are tied @9-7
5-seed) New York & Denver are tied in Conf. Record; Pitt is eliminated;
                New York will win the Common Games tie-break with Denver;
6-seed) Pittsburgh/Denver are left;
                Pittsburgh will win HTH against Denver

Pittsburgh can get the 5-seed with losses by Baltimore, Houston, & New York.  It is not included in the scenarios because Scenario #1 includes losses by 2 of the 3.  A loss by the third team just improves our seed and is not required.

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