I blame you, Steelers.
It’s your fault my journalistic accuracy has been compromised this week.
First, I wrote that a Dolphins win over the Patriots Sunday afternoon would mathematically eliminate the Steelers from playoff contention, regardless of what the Steelers do against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night.
That was wrong.
Then I wrote that a Steelers loss to the Bengals at Heinz Field would officially knock them out of the playoff race.
Not necessarily, it turns out.
That’s right. Even if the Steelers lose Sunday night and can finish no better than 7-9, their playoff heart still will beat as long as the Dolphins (home to New England) and Jets (at Carolina) lose Sunday afternoon and the Ravens (at Detroit) lose Monday night.
I’ve learned my lesson. Never again will I try to decipher the playoff picture on my own. I finally can set the record straight thanks to PlayoffStatus.com, a site that outlines playoff scenarios not only for the NFL but also the NBA, NHL, Major League Ba...