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How the Steelers can clinch a playoff berth in Week 18

The Steelers can still find a way into the postseason. We break down what they need to do in Week 18 to make the playoffs and where they can land in the 2022 NFL playoffs.

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Sunday PM update: The Steelers had a lot of luck on Sunday, with the most recent bit of luck being the Raiders deciding to go for the win instead of the tie in overtime and defeating the Chargers. The Steelers got in on the Raiders win and will now face the Chiefs on Sunday night next weekend.

Sunday update: The Steelers got the job done in overtime while the Colts blew it and lost to the Jaguars. The Steelers will likely play the Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Round as long as the Raiders and Chargers don’t tie, which would eliminate the Steelers from the playoffs.

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have a shot at clinching a playoff spot in Week 18 heading into their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon.

Pittsburgh has an 8-7-1 record and needs three things to happen for them to sneak into the postseason. The Steelers need to beat Baltimore, and they need the Indianapolis Colts to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The final piece Pittsburgh needs is for the final game of the regular season between the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders to not end in a tie.

Below is a look at the point spreads on DraftKings Sportsbook for the games that could matter for the Raiders heading into the final weekend of the season.

  • Steelers +3.5 @ Ravens
  • Colts -14.5 @ Jaguars
  • Chargers -3 @ Raiders

Pittsburgh came into the 2021 season not expected to be a playoff team. DraftKings Sportsbook installed them at +140 to claim any kind of playoff berth this season.