Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will get a shot at an AFC wild card berth on Sunday, when the Buffalo Bills host the Tennessee Titans.
The Steelers are in the thick of the AFC race, and they’ll have a chance to finish in the top four after beating the Cleveland Browns 31-20 in Week 5.
The Steelers have the second-most points in the AFC at 846.
The Bills are fourth with 735.
Roethlisberg, who is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,955 yards and 17 touchdowns, will be in Buffalo for the AFC Wild Card game.
He threw two interceptions in a 37-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
“It’s a good feeling,” Roethisberger said.
“It’s good to have a win, but we still have a lot of work to do.”
The Steelers, who are coming off a 35-17 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night, will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars.
Buffalo has a bye in Week 6, and a win in Jacksonville would make it a three-team race.
Roethlesberger has thrown at least one touchdown pass in four straight games and has completed 50.2 percent of passes with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
Buffalo’s defensive line is the NFL’s best with 15 sacks, which ranks fourth in the NFL behind Seattle (21) and San Francisco (19).
The Bills also have a pass rush with seven sacks.
Roentisberger and the offense have struggled to complete passes to tight ends since they went with Ryan Taylor and Kyle Rudolph last week.
Roentisberg is 3-0 against the Titans.
He completed 15 of 22 passes for 184 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions in his debut against the Jets.
Roensers coach Doug Marrone said he will start Taylor at quarterback against the Bills.
The Titans have allowed the NFL most touchdown passes (17) and fewest touchdown passes per game (5.6).
“We’re not going to rush it.
It’s going to be a good game,” Marrone told the Buffalo News.
“I know we’re going to play better.
We know we have to do a better job of getting the ball to the other guys.”
Titans running back Chris Johnson, who rushed for 1,085 yards in his first start with the Titans, was targeted three times.
Johnson was the only running back to get a carry, but Roethliberger was responsible for four of the five yards.
The Tennessee Titans have scored on four straight drives against the Browns and are 1-3 in the divisional round.