This is one of the biggest Steelers games in years. A win and they're in. A loss and they're going to need help. In between that somewhere are several other teams gunning for two wild card playoff spots.
The AFC North is the last division in the conference to be determined, and the Bengals cling to a half game lead over the Steelers and Ravens. They host Denver on Monday night in a huge game for them.
The Steelers have a tough Chiefs team and the Ravens get the benefit of taking on a street free agent under center when they take on the Houston Texans. It would look like the Ravens have the advantage, but only if the Steelers lose.
Both the Steelers and Ravens play at 1 p.m. so we'll have a much better idea where the playoff picture sits around 4:30 p.m. For now, let's just hope the Steelers put a beating on the Chiefs, who, themselves, are very much alive in the playoff chase.
It's going to be a good one.
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