The Tennessee Titans will likely be without quarterback Will Levis, which will likely have ripple effects on the Steelers’ playoff hopes. Veteran Ryan Tannehill is likely to start after Levis suffered a foot injury in their loss to the Houston Texans. That could be Tannehill’s last game with Tennessee, and he hopes to lead them to a win. But so does head coach Mike Vrabel, who lamented how much it sucks to lose in the NFL.
He wants to play spoiler to not only the Jaguars’ playoff hopes, but their division title hopes, too.
“It fucking sucks — losing. Awful. That’s why I want to win,” Vrabel said. “Because you don’t sleep. You want to win for the players that bust their tail — that’s it. I mean, it’s not about, ‘Hey, we’ll go into the offseason with a good note.’ Nobody knows what you did on January 7, or 8, or 6 in April when you come back [for the offseason program.] But, you want to see it all come together. Just put four quarters together, win a game like we talked about.”
Meanwhile, the Jaguars are waiting on quarterback news, too. Trevor Lawrence is dealing with a shoulder sprain and is optimistic, but not sure he can return. He still has yet to throw a ball despite being limited in practice on Wednesday.
The Steelers will make the playoffs with a win against the Baltimore Ravens and a Jaguars loss to the Titans.
The Steelers can also advance with a win and a Buffalo Bills loss to the Miami Dolphins, and both of those teams will have plenty to play for. The winner of the Bills and Dolphins game will claim the AFC East title and home-field advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The loser faces a first-round road trip to Kansas City — talk about a big swing in their Super Bowl fortune.