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Why the Steelers Will Make the Playoffs in 2019

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By Brandon J. Wallace
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With just two games left in the 2019 NFL regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers fortunately control their own destiny. After an 0-3 start, and a multitude of injuries, the team has battled back to a respectable 8-6 record (officially making it 13 seasons in a row head coach, Mike Tomlin will go without a losing season).

 

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With that said, there are still a few teams on the heels of the Steelers should they lose one, if not both of the last two games. So what does that mean for their playoff hopes? Here’s what Sascha Paruk from Sports Betting Dime has to say:

 

“All the 8-6 Steelers need to do to make the playoffs is win their final two games. They own the tiebreaker over the Titans thanks to a better in-conference record. If the Steelers beat the Jets and Ravens the next two weeks, they cannot be caught by Tennessee. However, if they lose to either the Jets (Week 16) or Ravens (Week 17) and the Titans beat Houston in Week 17, Tennessee (or Houston) will take over the #6 seed. Only one sportsbook has playoff odds up for Pittsburgh, setting the line at -250 (71.4% chance). SBD‘s analysts believe that slightly overestimates their chances. If we give Pittsburgh a 59% chance to beat the Jets and 45% chance to beat the Ravens, they have a 26.5% chance to win out. Even if we only give the Titans a conservative 40% chance to beat Houston, the math says Pittsburgh has a 70.6% chance to stay ahead of Tennessee.”

 

So what do you think, Steeler Nation? Will we see the black and gold in the playoff picture come January? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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One Comment

  1. Rod

    December 18, 2019 at 5:33 am

    I don’t like these odds. They’ll miss out and everyone will call it a collapse despite having no offense all season long.

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