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Steelers' playoff odds report

Written by Dan Gigler on .

No word if it carries the same statistical veracity of Nate Silver's fivethirtyeight, but by virtue of a win over the New York Giants on Sunday which raised their record to 5-3, David P. Gerard's makeNFLplayoffs.com raised the Steelers chance of making the playoffs from 46.8 to 57.3% -- the team's highest mark of the year as they begin the second half of their season.

diceThe Steelers' previous low mark came after a Thursday night game in Tennessee last month dropped their record to 2-3. Their playoff likelihood at that time was only 27.2%.  

The Steelers' chance of winning the division also increased, from 29.8% to 30.3%.

Around the AFC North, the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens' chances of winning the division is 67.4% and are an 86.8% favorite to make the playoffs. At 3-5, the Bengals have only a 2.1% shot of winning the division and  are a 10 % playoff possibility. And in Cleveland, it'll be another wait-'til-next-year season: the Browns have a mere 0.2% chance of winning the division and AFC  and a 1.4% likelihood of making the playoffs.

And, across the rest of the league (percentages are rounded):

[Team (record) division win %; make playoffs %]

AFC East

New England Patriots (5-3) 59.4%; 70.5%

Miami Dolphins (4-4) 24.6%; 37.8%

New York Jets (3-5) 8.7%; 16.7%

Buffalo Bills (3-5) 7.4%; 15%

AFC South

Houston Texans (7-1) 78.5%; 97.1%

Indianapolis Colts (5-3) 20.6%; 61.5

Tennessee Titans (3-6) 0.8%; 7.6%

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) 0.1% 1.6%

AFC West

Denver Broncos (5-3) 63%; 72.3%

San Diego Chargers (4-4) 27.9%; 45.3%

Oakland Raiders (3-5) 8.4%; 17.6%

Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) 0.7%; 1.2%

NFC East

New York Giants (6-3) 69.7%; 76.9%

Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) 13.5%; 15.3%

Dallas Cowboys (3-5) 10.8%; 14.5%

Washington Redskins (3-6) 6%; 8%

NFC Central

Chicago Bears (7-1) 59.5%; 87.6%

Green Bay Packers (6-3) 24%; 63.3%

Minnesota Vikings (5-4) 12%; 36.7%

Detroit Lions (4-4) 4.5%; 24.1%

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons (8-0) 93%; 96.9%

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4) 5.2%; 21.5%

New Orleans Saints (3-5) 1.6%; 10.2%

Carolina Panthers (2-6) 0.2%; 1.1%

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers (6-2) 72.3%; 80.4%

Seattle Seahawks (5-4) 13.7%; 36%

Arizona Cardinals (4-5) 6.3%; 13.9%

St. Louis Rams (3-5) 7.7%; 13.6%

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