The win for the Ravens puts next weeks game in pretty simple terms – the Steelers need to beat Cleveland in Cleveland to make sure they wrap up the #2 seed in the AFC as well as the AFC North title.
Now the Steelers can still win the #2 seed and the North if the Ravens find a way to lose to the other bottom-feeder in the AFC North – the Bengals. That game will be in Baltimore, and if you think it can’t happen, remember that the three-win Bengals entering Sunday have beaten the Ravens already this season.
But the easiest thing for the Steelers to do is for them to just come out, take care of business against a Browns team that is 5-10 and has lost 5 of their last 7, and not have to worry about help from others.
“We’ve got a lot of pride in our offense,” Browns OL John St.Clair said about playing the Steelers next week. “We just want to keep it moving and play as hard as we can.”
With a rookie QB the Steelers have already seen once, a running back that was held to 35 yards, and a defense that has given up the past three weeks a total of 541 yards rushing (that’s an average of 180.3 yards per game), the Steelers should be able to run at will, and walk out of Cleveland with the #2 seed and the AFC North Title.