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by Geoff Hobson Senior Writer at

When is a division title not a division title?

The NFL powers-that-be threw that riddle at the Bengals Friday when the owners voted to potentially send the AFC North champion and 11-4 Bengals on the road to Baltimore for next week’s Wild Card playoff game if they lose Sunday’s season finale at Paycor Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) against the 10-6 Ravens and then lose a coin flip for home field.

Despite a better winning percentage no matter the outcome, the only way the Bengals can secure a Paycor playoff game next week is with a win over a Baltimore team that doesn’t have quarterback Lamar Jackson (knee) for the fifth straight game and maybe not backup Tyler Huntley (throwing shoulder), limited all week and called questionable by head coach John Harbaugh.

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The Bills at Bengals Game Has Been Canceled

The League announced the Bills at Bengals game will not be resumed and has been canceled.


Ticketholders for the game can go to for more information.

Playoff Implications

The Bengals will compete for the second or third seed this Sunday, January 8 at 1 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens.

Division Implications

This game ruling declares the Bengals as the AFC North Champions.

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