Although the 6-2 Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t play Week 9, they got tremendous help from teams who they’re competing with for possible postseason scenarios: Their AFC North Divison counterparts both lost Sunday, strengthening their division lead. The 2nd place Baltimore Ravens fell to the Tennessee Titans 23-20, and the 3rd place Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-7. (The 0-8 Cleveland Browns were on a bye)

Because of those losses, the Steelers now have 2 ½ lead over the 4-5 Ravens and a 3 ½ lead over the 3-5 Bengals. They also got help from the KC Chiefs as they fell to the Dallas Cowboys 28-14, strengthening the Steelers chances for a first-round Postseason bye, or Homefield Advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs

Here are other NFL Scores: New Orleans beat Tampa Bay 30-10, Carolina beat Atlanta 20-17, LA Rams beat the NY Giants 51-17, Philadelphia beat Denver 51-23, improving the Eagles to an NFL best 7-1, Indianapolis beat Houston 20-14, Washington beat Seattle 17-14, Arizona beat San Francisco 20-10, dropping the 49ers to an NFL-worst 0-9, and in the Sunday Night Game, Oakland beat Miami 27-24. MORE

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