It would have been nice for the Steelers to get a 2 game lead back in the AFC North had the Ravens lost to the Eagles and be a game up as well on the Jets in the standings in the race for the number 2 seed but none of that worked in our favor today. The only good news today is with the Titans losing and the Steelers still having a game in hand with them the Steelers should they win out and the Titans lose one more game the rest of the season would get the tiebraker and get the number 1 seed in the AFC and have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. The Steelers already own the tiebraker over the Jets if both teams would happen to win out because the Steelers would end up finishing with a better conference record then the Jets. The Steelers right now are 7-1 in the AFC with 4 conference games left, and the Jets are 6-3 with 3 conference games left. With all this being said the Steelers despite what happened today with the Jets,Ravens and even the Patriots all winning the Steelers still control their own destiny to win this division and get the bye week in the playoffs.
The schedule definitely does favor the Ravens next week as they play at Cincy while the Steelers have to go to New England. So it's important that the Steelers win that game in Foxborough next Sunday to keep that one game lead on the Ravens in the division and also the Jets for the bye week because the odds are while it's not for sure the Ravens probably are going to beat the Bengals in Cincy. Although the Bengals have been playing better at home it's still favors the Ravens. You dont want to have to face the Ravens in Baltimore on December 14th having the same record as they do. Although the Ravens despite their blowout win today against the Eagles still do not impress me. Their offense cannot move the ball and the only reason they scored that many points today was because the Eagles offense was so horrible and they turned the ball over 5 times today. With that being said, the Steelers just need to take care of business the next 2 weeks against the Pats and Cowboys and they should be in very good shape for the division and the bye week and possibly even homefield in 3 weeks when they do play the Ravens in Baltimore.