The Pittsburgh Steelers need to find a way to win on Sunday.
Everything’s at stake, and not even a win might be enough to get to the playoffs.
However, the team needs to focus on the task at hand and nothing else, as having all the outside noise and concerns in the back of their heads isn’t going to do them any favors to get the job done.
With that in mind, superstar pass rusher T.J. Watt encouraged his team to just focus on the game vs. the Baltimore Ravens and control what they can control (via NFL.com)
“I think the biggest message this week is to just focus on us in this game. We’ve been in the situation so many times where you can’t afford to look at, we need this to happen, we need that to happen. At the end of the day, if we don’t take care of our business, I know it sounds so cliche, but it really doesn’t matter.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 5, 2024
The Ravens won’t have Lamar Jackson on the field as they look to keep him fresh for the playoffs.
Likewise, they might have their starters in a snap count, which could obviously leave the door open for Mike Tomlin’s team to get the job done.
Nonetheless, they will also need the Buffalo Bills to beat the Miami Dolphins or a complicated string of results to secure a spot in the postseason.
Mason Rudolph will lead the way for the offense, with Kenny Pickett getting ready to back him up.
The quarterback situation could be a bit of a conundrum if the team makes it past the regular-season finale, but they cannot focus on that narrative right now when they haven’t even punched their tickets to the playoffs.
At the end of the day, the Pittsburgh Steelers can only focus on what they can do and hope the football Gods give them a helping hand later.