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AFC Playoff Picture

So, how can the Bengals clinch a playoff berth now?

  1. Cincinnati win, plus a Buffalo loss or tie, and a New York Jets loss OR
  2. Cincinnati win, plus a Buffalo loss or tie, and a Jacksonville Jaguars loss.

Either one of those scenarios give us a playoff spot. Here's the rest of the NFL.

AFC EAST
New England can clinch the division with a win or a Jets loss.

AFC North
Baltimore has clinched the division title.

AFC South
Indianapolis has clinched the division title. However with a win and a Baltimore loss, the Colts will clinch a first-round bye.

AFC West
San Diego has clinched the division title.

San Diego can clinch homefield advantage with:

  1. San Diego win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR
  2. San Diego tie plus a Baltimore loss plus a Colts loss or tie.