With only three weeks remaining in the NFL season, the exact way things can play out for teams in playoff contention becomes more clear. While factors such as strength of victory and conference record can still change from week to week, looking at specific matchups for the upcoming slate of games can help in determining what the Pittsburgh Steelers need to do to maintain, or improve, their playoff position.
Here is a rundown of the Steelers current standing in both the AFC North and the American Football Conference as a whole:
AFC North Standings
*eliminated from division race
The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently the only other team still alive in the AFC North division.