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AFC Playoffs: Steelers’ clinching scenarios heading into Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot to play for this Sunday night in Week 14. We go over the clinching scenarios.

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The NFL season has rolled into Week 14, and when your favorite team is already talking playoff clinching scenarios, life is good. Such is life for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to play the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14 on Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field.

Many people often ask, “What do the Steelers have to do to clinch a playoff spot/division?” Well, for the Steelers coming into Week 14, it’s simple:

As stated by Dom Rinelli, of the Steelers’ Public Relations Department, the Steelers can clinch a playoff spot in two ways this weekend:

  • Steelers beat Baltimore and clinch both an AFC North title and a playoff berth
  • Buffalo Bills loss secures a playoff berth for the Steelers

As of now, the Steelers’ scenarios are simple, but there will be more scenarios coming up as the Steelers aren’t content merely with the playoff spot, but want the road to Super Bowl 52 to run through Heinz Field as the team claims the top seed in the AFC Playoff Picture.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the Black-and-gold, and what needs to happen for them to make the playoffs.