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Steelers Fan Rooting Guide: Who Steelers fans should root for in other games in Week 15

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BTSC's guide to the other weekend games that might impact the Steelers the most in Week 15.

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

We are all aware of the significance of winning vs. losing when the Steelers take the field at home against the hated New England Patriots on Sunday. Of course, the Steelers need to start to win again to even think about making the postseason, With less games remaining, the playoff contenders and pretenders are becoming much more defined and a majority of the AFC teams games are of importance. Most of the time, Steelers fans know who to root for. But here’s a guide to significant matchups, and whose losses the Steelers would benefit more from this weekend.

If the season ended today, the Steelers would be the fourth seed in the AFC, but there are plenty of teams to root for in other action. Here are the current AFC playoff standings.

If the season ended today, the Steelers would be the fourth seed in the AFC, but there are plenty of teams to root for in other action. Here are the current AFC playoff standings.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 11-2 (Would win AFC West and would earn a First Round Bye)
  2. New England Patriots 9-4 (Would win AFC East and earn a First Round Bye)
  3. Houston Texans 9-4 (Would win AFC South and host Wild Card Ravens)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers 7-5-1 (Would win AFC North and host Wild Card Chargers)
  5. Los Angeles Chargers 10-3 (Would earn Wild Card and travel to Pittsburgh)
  6. Baltimore Ravens 7-6 (Would earn Wild Card and travel to Houston)
  7. Indianapolis Colts 7-6
  8. Miami Dolphins 7-6
  9. Tennessee Titans 7-6
  10. Denver Broncos 6-7
  11. Cleveland Browns 5-7-1
  12. Cincinnati Bengals 5-8
  13. X-Buffalo Bills 4-9
  14. X-Jacksonville Jaguars 4-9
  15. X-New York Jets 3-10
  16. X-Oakland Raiders 3-10

(X) eliminated

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Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs - Thursday 8:20 PM

I’d like to see the Chargers win the division and rematch with KC at home. That is, if the Steelers even make the playoffs. If the Chiefs win, The division is theirs.

Who to root for: Los Angeles Chargers

Houston Texans at New York Jets - Saturday 4:30 PM

The Texans look a little more human after losing last week to Indy. We can all use more humanity in our lives. Go Jets.

Who to root for: New York Jets

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos - Saturday 8:20 PM

The Browns can bump the Broncos closer to a playoff exit, while their crazy hopes remain alive.

Who to root for: Cleveland Browns

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday 1:00 PM

The Bengals would be officially eliminated with another loss. That needs to be done.

Who to root for: Oakland Raiders

Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts - Sunday 1:00 PM

With the Steelers maybe having to sneak in as a Wild Card, a Colts loss would be helpful.

Who to root for: Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings - Sunday 1:00 PM

With the Steelers maybe having to sneak in as a Wild Card, a Dolphins loss would be helpful.

Who to root for: Minnesota Vikings

Tennessee Titans at New York Giants - Sunday 1:00 PM

With the Steelers maybe having to sneak in as a Wild Card, a Titans loss would be helpful.

Who to root for: New York Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens - Sunday 1:00 PM

The Steelers are struggling to keep pace in the division. A Raven loss would be huge...again.

Who to root for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Other AFC Games in Week 15:

Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills - Sunday 1:00 PM

Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars - Sunday 1:00 PM