The final weekend of the NFL regular season is already delivering some chaos. The Jaguars, in line for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, upset the AFC South rival Colts 26-11 in a stunning defeat.
That set off a chain of events as the Colts entered Sunday with an 88 percent chance to make the playoffs, according to FiveThirtyEight, needing only a win to guarantee themselves a spot in the AFC field.
The loss by the Colts combined with the Steelers’ overtime win over the Ravens means that Indianapolis is officially eliminated from postseason play. By beating the Colts, the Jaguars did a huge favor for the Steelers, who will now make the playoffs as long as the Chargers-Raiders game doesn’t end in a tie.
After the game, the Steelers Twitter acct thanked the Jags by using a hlarious meme.
Not only are the Steelers still alive, but they’re almost certainly going to make the playoffs. As long as the Chargers-Raiders game doesn’t end in a tie, the Steelers will clinch the seventh seed in the AFC.
Ben Roethlisberger’s career is going to be extended by at least one more game.