The Steelers and Ravens will clash in Baltimore in a crucial game on Saturday at 4:30 ET. This game will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN as part of the Monday Night Football series, but the broadcast crew for the game is still unknown. If they get ESPN’s main crew, it would be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
The Steelers are in a much better spot after defeating the Seahawks 30-23 on the road. Meanwhile, the Ravens have nothing to play for, having locked up the AFC’s top seed and the AFC North divisional crown. That could mean they sit several of their starters, giving Pittsburgh an edge.
The Steelers boosted their odds to 20 percent with the win over Seattle, according to the New York Times tracker. They need just one of two things to happen if they can win against the Ravens. The Buffalo Bills must lose to the Miami Dolphins, or the Jacksonville Jaguars must lose to the Tennessee Titans. There is also the roundabout tie between the Texans and Colts.
Pittsburgh can still obtain the sixth or seventh seed through those means. If they lose, there is a scenario where they can make it as well. If they get into a tie with two AFC South teams, which will be one of the Colts or Texans plus the Jaguars, the Broncos must defeat the Raiders to move to 9-8 and solidify a four-team tie, giving Pittsburgh the tiebreaker via conference record. Those are their two paths.
The Colts and Texans will clash after the Steelers and Ravens meet on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Jaguars will play the Titans at 1 p.m., the Broncos will play the Raiders at 4:25 p.m., and the Bills and Dolphins meet on Sunday Night Football. Pittsburgh needs help from one of the avenues to get into the playoffs after a win.