For the second straight week the Steelers have the opportunity to clinch a playoff berth, with the clearest path being win and they are in, but it won't be easy as they play a Buffalo team also fighting for a playoff spot.
The Steelers, who are 11-1 and coming off a 23-17 loss to the Washington Football Team, will face the Buffalo Bills, who defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-24, while improving their record to 9-3 on the season. If the Steelers defeat the Bills, they would be in the postseason.
There are other methods for the Steelers to earn a playoff berth, including the following provided by the NFL.
Pittsburgh clinches playoff berth with:
- PIT win or tie OR
- LV loss or tie OR
- MIA loss or tie OR
- TEN loss
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:
- PIT win + CLE loss
Below are games that have an impact on the Steelers playoff chances:
Las Vegas Raiders (7-5) vs Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
Miami Dolphins (8-4) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-1)
Tennessee Titans (8-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11)
Cleveland Browns (9-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (7-5) - Monday night