cincyhokie Posted December 12, 2016 Report Share Posted December 12, 2016 Just for the pure entertainment value. Seeing how the Steelers are now 8-5 and the Bengals would need them to lose out to include a loss at home to Cleveland, we can consider the AFCN a lost cause. What about the WC? The Broncos who are 8-5 have left: NE, at KC, Oak (not a crazy idea to think they could lose out) The Dolphins who are 8-5 and just lost Tannehill for the year have left: at NYJ, at Buffalo, and NE (not a crazy idea to think they could lose out without Tannehill finishing 8-8) The Ravens who are 7-5 have left: at NE, Phil, at Pitt, and at Cin (Not a crazy idea to think they could finish 8-8) Let's start with next week: The Bengals have to beat Pitt. Then the Dolphins and Broncos have to lose. The Dolphins at NYJ and the Broncos to NE. Ravens should beat Philadelphia at home. Cin: 6-7-1 Dolphins: 8-6 Broncos: 8-6 Ravens: 8-6 Then things start to get interesting. The Bengals have to beat Houston on the road, the Steelers lock up the AFCN with a win against Baltimore. The Broncos have to lose on the road against the Chiefs. And the Dolphins have to lose at Buffalo. That would put the Bengals at 7-7-1. The Steelers at 9-6. The Ravens at 8-7. The Broncos at 8-7 and the Dolphins at 8-7. Then the Bengals would need to beat the Ravens. The Broncos would have to lose at home against Oakland. And the Dolphins would have to lose at home against NE. The Bengals would be in at 8-7-1 with the 6th seed playing....wait for it....Pittsburgh on the road in the WC round. This is assuming the Colts (6-7) and Titans (7-6) won't finish higher than 8-8. Likely. So you're saying there's a chance??!!!! 1. Patriots 2. Chiefs 3. Steelers 4. Texans 5. Raiders 6. Bengals Put me on the record as insane saying the Bengals will make the playoffs at 8-7-1 facing the Steelers where they will lose in the WC round sending ML to a playoff record of 0-8. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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