Im reading different websites and different scenarios and some say they can others say they cant. The ones that say they wont clinch with just a win over the Rams which would get them to 10 wins is because it would be a non conference win and not count inside the AFC. I dont know how accurate that is or not but I know if we would win agains the Rams and lose against the Ravens that puts our conference record at 7-5. Now hypothetically assuming the Browns win out and finish 11-5 and do win the North over us if we do indeed finish 10-6, and Tennessee finishes 10-6 as well with a 7-5 conference record like the Steelers would they beat the Titans out for the last spot?? My question is what would be the next tiebraker common opponents or strength of victory??
The Chargers have already jumped the Steelers at this point for the number 3 seed and It looks like now in order to get that number 3 seed the Steelers are going to have to win out and have San Diego lose one of their last 2 games to either Denver or the Raiders. You might not think their is a big difference between getting the 3 or 4 seed but the difference at this point is if your the 3 you get the Browns and Colts the first 2 games, and if your the 4 you get the Jags and Pats which is much much tougher. The Steelers really need to WIN in St Louis Thursday night and put the pressure on the Browns to win in Cincy on Sunday to still have a shot to win the North. A loss to the Rams on Thursday night and all bets are off in terms of making the playoffs. If somebody could help me out though with that 10-6 scenario with Tennessee and how that works it would be great thanks guys.