Week 17 on Sunday Night Football features a fierce rivalry between Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers vs John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC and Peacock.
As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, we’re officially thinking about the NFL playoff picture, and who will be in contention for a spot in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, this February. Here’s how things stand in the playoff picture heading into the weekend:
Where do the Steelers and Ravens stand in the 2022 NFL Playoff Picture ahead of Week 17?
Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) are still fighting for a Wild Card spot after last week’s 13-10 victory over the Raiders on Christmas Eve–the team’s fourth win in their last five games. The Steelers enter Week 17 tied on record with the Patriots, Jets, and Titans who all sit just one game behind the No. 7 seed Miami Dolphins. Pittsburgh faces elimination this week with a loss or a Miami Dolphins win. Additionally, head coach Mike Tomlin who has been with the Steelers for 16 years, could earn his first losing season if the Steelers do not win their next two games.
The Baltimore Ravens already clinched a playoff berth after last Saturday’s 17-9 win against the Falcons and enter Week 17 just one game behind Cincinnati for the AFC North lead. The Ravens will win the AFC North if they win their next two games–which includes a battle with the Bengals in Week 18. However, Cincinnati can take the division title on Monday with a win against the Bills and a Ravens loss.
See below for the 2022 NFL playoff clinching scenarios and standings for Week 17 as well as additional information on how to watch and live stream this week’s Steelers vs Ravens match up.
2022 NFL Playoff Clinching Scenarios for Week 17:
Buffalo Bills (12-3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (114-) – Monday, January 2 (8:30 PM ET)
The Buffalo Bills can clinch homefield advantage and the AFC’s only first-round bye this Monday with the following:
- A win against the Bengals AND a Kansas City Chiefs loss against the Broncos on Sunday (1:00 PM ET).
The Cincinnati Bengals can clinch the AFC North division title with the following:
- A win against the Bills AND a Ravens loss/tie against the Steelers on Sunday (8:20 PM ET)
- A tie against the Bills AND a Ravens loss.
Miami Dolphins (8-7) vs New England Patriots (7-8) – Sunday, January 1 (1:00PM ET)
The Miami Dolphins can clinch a playoff berth with the following:
- A Dolphins win against the Patriots AND NY Jets loss against the Seahawks on Sunday (4:05 PM ET) AND a Steelers loss/tie.
NY Giants (8-6-1) vs Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1) – Sunday, January 1 (1:00 PM ET)
The NY Giants can clinch a playoff berth with the following:
- A NY Giants win against the Colts
- A tie against the Colts AND a Seahawks loss/tie AND a Commanders loss/tie against the Browns on Sunday (1:00 PM ET)
- A tie against the Colts AND a Seahawks loss/tie AND a Lions loss/tie against the Bears on Sunday (1:00 PM ET)
- A tie against the Colts AND a Commanders loss/tie AND a Lions loss/tie AND a Packers loss or tie against the Vikings on Sunday (4:25 PM ET)
- A Seahawks loss AND a Commanders loss
- A Seahawk loss AND a Lions loss AND a Packers loss/tie
- A Commanders loss AND a Lions loss AND a Packers loss
Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) vs New Orleans Saints (6-9) – Sunday, January 1 (1:00 PM ET)
The Philadelphia Eagles can clinch the NFC East division title with the following:
- An Eagles win/tie against the Saints on Sunday
- A Cowboys loss/tie against the Titans on Thursday (8:15 PM ET)
The Philadelphia Eagles can clinch homefield advantage and the NFC’s lone first-round bye with the following:
- An Eagles win on Sunday
- An Eagles tie AND a Vikings loss/tie
- A Cowboys loss/tie AND a Vikings loss AND a 49ers loss/tie against the Raiders on Sunday (4:05 PM ET)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) vs Carolina Panthers (6-9) – Sunday, January 1 (1:00 PM ET)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can clinch the NFC South division title with the following:
- A Buccaneers win against the Panthers on Sunday
Washington Commanders (7-7-1) vs Cleveland Browns (6-9) – Sunday, January 1 (1:00 PM ET)
The Washington Commanders can clinch a playoff berth with the following:
- A Commanders win AND a Seahawks loss AND a Lions loss AND a Packers loss/tie
AFC Standings – Week 17
*x- indicates a clinched playoff berth
*yx- indicates a division title
- x-Buffalo Bills (12-3)
- yx-Kansas City Chiefs (12-3)
- x-Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8)
- x-Baltimore Ravens (10-5)
- x-LA Chargers (9-6)
- Miami Dolphins (8-7)
In the Hunt:
New England Patriots (7-8)
New York Jets (7-8)
Tennessee Titans (7-8)
NFC Standings – Week 17
- x-Philadelphia Eagles (13-2)
- yx-Minnesota Vikings (12-3)
- yx-San Francisco 49ers (11-4)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8)
- x-Dallas Cowboys (12-4)
- New York Giants (8-6-1)
- Washington Commanders (7-7-1)
In the Hunt:
Seattle Seahawks (7-8)
Detroit Lions (7-8)
Green Bay Packers (7-8)
Which AFC teams have already clinched a playoff berth ahead of Week 17?
- Buffalo Bills
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Baltimore Ravens
- Cincinnati Bengals
- LA Chargers
Which NFC teams have already clinched a playoff berth ahead of Week 17?
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Minnesota Vikings
- San Francisco 49ers
- Dallas Cowboys
Which teams have been eliminated from playoff contention ahead of Week 17?
The Bears, Browns, Colts, Texans, Broncos, Cardinals, Falcons, and Rams have all been eliminated from playoff contention.
How to watch Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens:
- Where: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
- When: Sunday, January 1
- Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
- TV Channel: NBC
- Stream live: Watch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App
What time is kickoff for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens game?
Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.
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