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Pittsburgh Steelers Need a Win and a Miracle to Keep Their Playoff Hopes Alive

December 21st, 2013 at 8:17 PM
By Mark Mihalko
While the weather here in the Pittsburgh area is comfortably in the mid-fifties with rain, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into a much different environment to take on the Green Bay Packers. As they prepare for their snow covered match-up, many fans will be enjoying the spring-like afternoon, wondering if the Steelers really do have a chance at the playoffs.
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Technically, the Steelers do have a chance to sneak into the playoffs. However, it would be one of the most incredible happenings in playoff history if they can pull it off.  All they need is a miracle. 
First off, the Steelers need to win out for any chance at a spot. A slip up against either the Packers this week or Cleveland Browns in the season finale would wash away any chance that could possibly exist. If they hold up their end of the equation, they would still need that miracle.
At this point, the Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers all have a chance at the post season. However, even with a win, the Steelers can be eliminated from contention with a Dolphins victory against the Buffalo Bills or a Ravens victory against the New England Patriots.  In all, the need the Jets to win out, the Dolphins and Ravens lose out, and the Chargers at best go 1-1 . Again, they need a miracle. Keep that in mind during the game, and realize, no matter what the Steelers do, they have no control over their destiny. 
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