Steelers playoff scenarios

The Steelers road to the playoffs isn't an easy one, but the potential does exist.

The Steelers can clinch the AFC North and a playoff berth with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon, combined with a loss by the Baltimore Ravens, who play the Cleveland Browns. In addition, if the Steelers tie the Bengals and the Ravens lose, the Steelers would clinch the AFC North and earn a playoff spot.

The Steelers play the Bengals at Heinz Field at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

The Ravens play the Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 30, also at 4:25 p.m.

The Steelers can also clinch a playoff spot with a win, combined with a tie in the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans game, which will be played on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 8:20 p.m.

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