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Can Steelers still make the playoffs after Week 17 win over Ravens?

We go over the Steelers’ chances to make the postseason going into their Week 17 game against the Ravens.

Alex Highsmith #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a sack against the Las Vegas Raiders in the third quarter at Acrisure Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images

Results update: The Steelers beat the Ravens and remain alive in the playoff race heading into Week 18. The Steelers can clinch a playoff berth with a win, a Dolphins loss to the Jets, and a Patriots loss to the Bills.

4 p.m. window update: The Seahawks beat the Jets, which Pittsburgh needed. The Steelers now need to win on Sunday Night Football to keep their hopes alive heading into Week 18.

1 p.m. window update: The Patriots beat the Dolphins 23-21, giving the Steelers some hope, but there are plenty of obstacles to the playoffs. They need to beat the Ravens first on Sunday Night Football. They also could use a Seahawks win over the Jets.


The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on New Year’s Day Sunday Night Football. The Week 17 matchup is critical for the Ravens division title hopes, and could mean something or nothing for the Steelers wild card chances. The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and the Ravens are a 2.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Steelers playoff chances

Record: 7-8
Odds to make playoffs: Yes +1400, No -5000
Remaining opponents: Week 17 @ Ravens, Week 18 vs. Browns

Pittsburgh can be eliminated from playoff contention before they step on the field Sunday night against the Ravens. If the Dolphins beat the Patriots in Foxboro, the Steelers will be eliminated. If the Dolphins tie the Patriots and the Jets beat the Seahawks, the Steelers will be eliminated from playoff contention.

The Steelers have a route to the playoffs, but it requires them winning their two remaining games, the Dolphins losing their two remaining with the Patriots and Jets, the Jets losing to the Seahawks this week, and the Bills beating the Bengals next week.

Current playoff standings

Wild card

6. Chargers, 9-6
7. Dolphins, 8-7

8. Patriots, 7-8
9. Titans, 7-8
10. Jets, 7-8
11. Steelers, 7-8
12. Raiders, 6-9