Recap: Despite two early interceptions and a quarterback change, the Steelers overcame a 10-0 deficit in the first half to even the game with the Jets. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, it was blanked in the second half and six measly points from the Jets the rest of the way was enough to secure Pittsburgh’s eighth loss.
Outlook: Pittsburgh no longer controls its own destiny for the final wild card spot. Now, the Steelers will have to win in Week 17 against a Ravens team that will be sitting its starters and hope for a Titans loss. There is another wacky way the Steelers could get in, as a loss for both the Titans and Steelers combined with a Colts win and a Raiders loss would secure Pittsburgh’s entry into the playoffs.
Recap: After jumping out to an early 14-0 lead over the Saints, the Titans’ defense got lit up by the Saints and were outscored 38-14 the rest of the way. Tennessee had a chance late in the fourth quarter down by three, but a missed illegal hit call let a fumble stand, which turned into a touchdown drive for the Saints that sealed the deal.
Outlook: Despite the loss, the Titans still control their own destiny for the final wild card spot in the AFC after the Steelers lost to the Jets. If the Titans can just win their Week 17 matchup against the Texnas, they’ll be in the playoffs.