I promised myself I kind of wouldnt do this but I still couldnt help myself but I went there just to see how it would play out and believe it or not if the Steelers,Ravens,Jets,Dolphins and Chargers all finish at 8-8 the Steelers would get in as the 6 seed still there is a scenario where it is possible and here it is plain and simple.
: Steelers win their final 3 games with Cincy,at Green Bay,and Cleveland
: Titans lose one of their 3 remaining games with Arizona,at Jacksonville,and Houston which seems very likely
: Chargers lose at Denver Thursday night
: Ravens lose 2 out of their 3 remaining games at Detroit,New England and at Cincy. Steelers win any tiebraker where the Ravens finish 8-8 and they win out and finish 8-8 according to the prediction machine.
: Miami loses to New England next Sunday,beats Buffalo the following Sunday and loses at home to the Jets the last week of the season. Miami could also lose all of their remaining games and finish at 7-9 but I am counting on them winning at least one.
: Jets lose at Carolina next Sunday and win against Cleveland and at Miami the final 2 weeks.
So there you have it it's not likely to happen and probably wont happen but it is still very possible looking at the schedules of all of these teams next week who the Steelers need to lose with Miami playing New England,San Diego playing at Denver,Jets playing at Carolina,Tennessee playing Arizona who needs to win, and Baltimore playing a very tough game at Detroit next Monday night that if the Steelers find a way to win here next Sunday night at home against Cincy they will keep themselves alive at least one more week heading into Green Bay. The sad thing is the Steelers will most likely get all of the help I posted above which a lot of it is very likely to happen but the problem is they wont win their remaining 3 games. But still the fact remains there is still a chance and looking at the schedules of the teams the Steelers need to lose next week if they take care of business here against the Bengals at home next Sunday they will still be alive heading into the Packers game the following week. Crazy but not impossible to suggest so lets see how things play out...