The 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to stack wins Sunday at Heinz Field when they host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns. Another win will propel them into the No. 5 seed in the AFC as they head into their bye week thanks to the Buffalo Bills beating the New York Jets Thursday night.
As usual, you know we’ll be doing a little bit of scoreboard watching over the course of the weekend and into Monday night so here is your fan rooting interest guide for Week 10:
Miami Dolphins (3-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) 1:00 PM ET (SUN)
For all practical purposes, the Dolphins don’t have a prayer when it comes to them making the playoffs this season and especially when you look at their remaining schedule. Regardless, another loss on Sunday should about do it for them, so we’ll root on the Eagles in this early game just to be on the safe side.
Minnesota Vikings (6-2) at Oakland Raiders (4-4) 4:05 PM ET
The Raiders certainly looked good last week at Heinz Field and the Steelers were lucky to escape with the win. Their offense appears to be able to easily score 30 points a game as long as all of their key pieces remain healthy. The Vikings have a tough task ahead of them on Sunday as they must travel out west with a banged up quarterback. We’ll certainly be rooting Teddy Bridgewater on in this one and hope that he and the Vikings can saddle the Raiders with their sixth loss of the season. That, combined with a Steelers win over the Browns, should eliminate the Raiders from being a threat to Pittsburgh thanks to what transpired last Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs (3-5) at Denver Broncos (7-1) 4:25 PM ET
Fresh off their bye, the Chiefs will be looking to get back into the AFC West race Sunday afternoon against the Broncos, who they probably should’ve beat earlier in the season. Being as the Chiefs currently own the head-to-head tie breaker over the Steelers thanks to their Week 7 win, all of us probably need to root for Peyton Manning and company in this one.
Houston Texans (3-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-0) 8:30 PM ET (MON)
It will take a minor miracle for the Steelers to win the AFC North this season. However, if you believe such a thing can happen, you’ll want to root for Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to have a field day Monday night at the expense of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Should, however, the Texans lose this game, at least we can safely cross them off the list as being a potential threat to the Steelers playoff chances later on in the season.