AFC Playoff Picture: Ravens win pulls them within a game of the Bengals, ahead of Miami

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers will now be eliminated with either a Dolphins or Ravens win in Week 16, or a Steelers loss at Green Bay.

The "Heave 'n Pray" turned into the "Boot 'n Pray" Monday night for the Baltimore Ravens.

A 61-yard field goal at the end of regulation by Batlimore's Justin Tucker gave the Ravens a win over Detroit, moving them to 8-6, one game from the Cincinnati Bengals for the AFC North title with two games to go. It also kept them even with the Miami Dolphins for the last wild card spot.

The Dolphins and Ravens are tied at 8-6, with Baltimore owning the head-to-head tiebreaker from a win earlier this season.

The Ravens find themselves winners of four straight, much to the credit of Tucker. He had six field goals against Detroit, including his career-long game-winner. He hit on five field goals in a 22-20 win over Pittsburgh in Week 13.

The Steelers, despite their win over Cincinnati, see themselves all but eliminated, having gained no ground on their improbable run for the postseason. Wins from either Miami (at Buffalo), Baltimore (vs. New England) or San Diego (vs. Oakland) will eliminate the Steelers, as will their own loss at Green Bay.

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