By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While Steelers nation was holding its breath watching the Chargers-Raiders game Sunday night, coach Mike Tomlin was sleeping.

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“I missed the end of it. I dozed off. I know I had a workday waiting on me, or I assumed I had a workday waiting on me,” Tomlin said with a laugh Tuesday during his weekly press conference.

The Steelers had about a 9% chance to make the playoffs. They needed to win, have the Jaguars win and the Chargers-Raiders game not end in a tie.

“I think at one point Oakland was up by 15, and that number made you somewhat comfortable. I’m probably better off not having watched it,” Tomlin said.

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The Steelers were cutting it close, too. The Chargers-Raiders game was one overtime field goal away from ending in a tie. But while it seemed everyone was on the edge of their seats, Tomlin was asleep.

“It’s probably not as exciting of a description as you’d hoped,” Tomlin told reporters, smiling.

Now Tomlin is turning his attention to the playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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Currently, ESPN gives the Steelers a 24.1% chance to win.