Pirates coach Bruce Arians has previously stated that regardless of the seeded team, his team is happy to make the playoffs. In other words, they still want the highest seeding rate.
Arians appeared on SiriusXM NFL radio station and made it clear that his team hopes to win 11-5 by defeating the Falcons in Week 17 and get the fifth seed in the NFC.
“We will play everyone,” Arians said. “Atlanta played so well, we can’t take the lead like last week. [against the Lions] Take a break but we will win and try to stay motivated. “
Arians also elaborated on his most recent statement, namely the “Super Bowl or Bust” of the pirates.
“This is our expectation,” Arians said. “Our first meeting every year, our goal is to win the Super Bowl… [T]Hats are our annual goal. I don’t avoid it. “
Arians didn’t avoid anything. Although his method won’t win the department title in 2020, nailing the No. 5 seed means the improved Pirates will play against Giants, Cowboys or Washington in the wild card round. Therefore, Tampa Bay will be the candidate to win the team’s first playoff title since Super Bowl XXXVII 18 years ago.
If they travel to Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle like No. 6, then the way into the division is not clear.