Playoffs?! Don’t Talk About Playoffs – Steelers Odds Are Not Good

Winning the huge $586 Mega Millions lottery or the Steelers making the playoffs.

Which odds do you think are better?

Well, winning the lottery is a mere 1 in 259 million, while the Steelers making the playoffs sit at just 1.6 percent.


With that though, there is still a shot for the Steelers, but they need a lot – and I mean A LOT of things to happen in the next two weeks to make the postseason.

First, and most obvious is that the Steelers need to beat both the Packers Sunday in Green Bay and the Browns at home.

Then, this is what has to happen for the Steelers to be the #6 seed and likely be in line for a trip to Cincy for a third meeting with the Bengals.

Baltimore Ravens: Must lose both games – remaining schedule is vs. New England, and at Cincinnati.

Miami Dolphins: Must lose both games – remaining schedule at Buffalo and vs. New York Jets.

San Diego Chargers: Must lose one game – remaining schedule vs. Oakland and vs. Kansas City.

New York Jets: Must win both games – remaining schedule vs. Cleveland and at Miami.

With all that said, the Steelers probably will be able to make vacation plans for January 1st after Sunday in Green Bay.

Much like last season, when the final game of the year at home vs the Browns was for bragging rights – it almost for sure will be the same again a week from Sunday.

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About the author: Matt Loede


Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


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  • Blkandgold4life

    ITS NOT impossible! None of those teams ate playing great..but the Steelers have to handle they own business 1st..that’s the issue

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