FanPost

Bengals can earn 3rd seed, even if Pats win.


Based on the outcomes of a few games this weekend, it would be possible for the Bengals V. Jets game to be meaningful for Cincinnati, even if the Pats win.

 

Right now the Pats hold the Strength of Victory tiebreaker.  The Pats are 65-85, the Bengals 61-89.  If the entire AFC North wins this weekend, and the Pats beat the Texans, the standings would look like this: Cincinnati 75-97, New England 74-96.  Since Chicago is playing Detroit, and Atlanta is playing TB, both teams will go 1-1 in those game. Cincinnati 76-98, NE 75-97.  

That means these following games could decide the 3rd seed (should the AFC North and NE win).

 

Green Bay @ Arizona

Kansas City @ Denver

Indy @ Buffalo (counts 2x)

Tennessee @ Seattle

New Orleans @ Carolina

 

If in those games, 4 of them go the Bengals way (bold teams), they will win the SoV tiebreaker over NE and will capture the 3rd seed.

 

*Strength of Victory is the 4th tiebreaker, Strength of Schedule is the 5th.

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker