To make the playoffs, the Steelers (8-6-1) first need to take care of business at Heinz Field against the 6-9 Bengals. Then, they need some help from a fellow AFC North squad.
The Browns (7-7-1) face the Ravens (9-6) in Week 17, and the Steelers need Cleveland to emerge victorious there if they hope to make the postseason. While the Steelers could get into the playoffs with a win and the Colts tie the Titans, that is unlikely at best, leaving most of their hope on Baker Mayfield and company as the Browns face the Ravens.
While both teams were banged up earlier in the week, Friday's injury report came back mostly clean for both squads, setting the stage for a dramatic regular season finale in Baltimore.