The Steelers won the playoffs before playing against the bills in week 14

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Demarcus Robinson, without knowing it, scored a playoff spot for the Steelers about four hours before his match against the Pittsburgh Bills on “Sunday Night Football.” After leading the Chiefs three points, Robinson regained the Dolphins onside kick by 16 seconds, sealing his Kansas City 33-27 victory. While the Chiefs ’victory temporarily gave them a lead ahead of Pittsburgh in the AFC first place race, the Dolphins’ loss earned a playoff spot for the Steelers, who joined the Chiefs and the Saints are the only NFL team to close in on the playoffs.

The 11-1 Steelers are playing for the first time since 2017 in the offseason. After losing to the Jaguars in the 2017 playoffs, Pittsburgh missed the offseason after setting a 9-6-1 record in 2018. And after a 1-4 start to the previous season, a 7-1 draw drove Pittsburgh into the playoffs and entered its match against the Bills in Week 15. This match was the first of three straight defeats for the Steelers, who ended the year as the AFC’s best non-playoff team in their second straight year.

With their place in the playoffs, the Steelers will continue to focus on winning the AFC North while also taking first place in the AFC. While the Bills victory over Kansas City would lead to Pittsburgh in the No. 1 race, Monday night’s win against the Ravens and a loss to the Browns would result in a three-match lead for the Steelers over Cleveland for the division title. there are three weeks left in the regular season. The Steelers and Browns will meet in Cleveland on the last Sunday of the regular season.

The Steelers will need better attack performance on Sunday night than they have in the last two weeks if they improve to 12-1. Steelers customers have dropped at least two passes in their last two games, causing coach Mike Tomlin to threaten a change if the problem persists. During Monday’s 23-17 defeat to Washington, Pittsburgh made just 21 yards with 14 carryings, a number that should improve with the return of returning James Conner and middle Maurkice Pouncey.

Pittsburgh’s defense without beginners will be without Joe Haden (concussion), Vince Williams (COVID-19) and Robert Spillane (knee). The Steelers ’work is being defended against a Bills attack led by quarterback Josh Allen, who has scored 32 touchdowns this season while completing nearly 70% of his passes. Allen’s play this season has been a big reason for the 9-3 Bills to close their first-class title since 1995.