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Who Will Steelers Face in Wild Card Playoffs?



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KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 16: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (56) late in the second quarter of an AFC wild card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 16, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

The Pittsburgh Steelers got their help, as the Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to let the 10-7 Steelers into the playoffs.

Now the questions becomes where the Steelers will play. As a wild card, they will play on the road. The Steelers can still be either the No. 6 or 7 seed in the AFC as a wild card. But where will they head in the first weekend of the postseason?

They still have two options on the table. The Steelers can play at the Buffalo Bills or at the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round, depending on how things play out this Sunday night when the Bills face the Miami Dolphins.

If the Bills win, the Steelers will be the No. 7 seed and head to Orchard Park, New York to face the Bills in the first round.

If both the Bills lose, Pittsburgh will be the No. 6 seed, and the prize for finishing one spot higher is a trip to Kansas City, Missouri to face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Technically, the Steelers could also play at Miami if the Bills and Dolphins find a way to tie.

In any case, should the Steelers happen to win that first game, the overwhelmingly most likely option for them in the second round will be to return to Baltimore to face the Ravens a third time this season.


1. Baltimore Ravens 13-4
2. Miami Dolphins 11-5
3. Kansas City Chiefs 10-6
4. Houston Texans 10-7
5. Cleveland Browns 11-6
6. Buffalo Bills 10-6
7. Pittsburgh Steelers 10-7
8. Cincinnati Bengals 9-8
9. Jacksonville Jaguars 9-8
10. Indianapolis Colts 9-8
11. Denver Broncos 8-8
12. Las Vegas Raiders 7-9
13. New York Jets 7-10
14. Tennessee Titans 6-11
15. Los Angeles Chargers 5-11
16. New England Patriots 4-13