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BlitzburghRockCity
12-19-2010, 08:48 PM
I just got the text from the Steelers. I'm not sure of the exact scenario but I think it has to do with the fact that the Colts beat the Jags today. I'm sure we'll get the official info soon.

steelchamp204
12-19-2010, 08:50 PM
I want the steelers to contact me lol :(

steelersbabex25
12-19-2010, 09:02 PM
Yeah the Colts had to win and someone else had to win..can't remember who it was, but I guess they did.

LarryNJ
12-19-2010, 09:03 PM
We'll have to go back and sort thru 43's post for that answer...funny but does anyone really care right now?

steelersbabex25
12-19-2010, 09:03 PM
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/12/19/sports-fbn-nfl-playoffs_8214048.html?boxes=Homepagebusinessnews


Despite a 22-17 loss to the New York Jets, the Steelers (10-4) were told by the NFL nearly an hour after the game ended that they secured a playoff spot via a series of complicated strength-of-schedule tiebreakers.

jpele
12-19-2010, 09:15 PM
They clinched a playoff spot, but need to win out to win the division. Unless the Ravens lose another game

BlitzburghRockCity
12-19-2010, 09:15 PM
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/12/19/sports-fbn-nfl-playoffs_8214048.html?boxes=Homepagebusinessnews


Yep..



Steelers earn playoff spot
Sunday, December 19, 2010
By Ed Bouchette , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The NFL notified the Steelers this evening that even though they lost, they clinched at least a wildcard playoff spot based on a tiebreaker that would go their way on strength of schedule.
The Steelers still can win the AFC North Division and earn a No. 2 seed with a first-week bye in the playoffs.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10353 (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10353/1112074-100.stm#ixzz18c8gUTYU)/1112074-100.stm#ixzz18c8gUTYU (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10353/1112074-100.stm#ixzz18c8gUTYU)

So yeah we clinched but it's a small victory for now. Hopefully we'll feel better about it tomorrow.

steelerschick1220
12-19-2010, 10:47 PM
Clinching is nice I guess. Would have been better had we won.

Still hoping for the divison and the bye.