Week 15 ended in disaster for the New England Patriots: thanks to their disappointing 22-12 loss against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, they are now officially eliminated from postseason contention this year. While this means no January football in Year One after Tom Brady, it also means that the rest of this year’s games will be a relatively chill affair from the Patriots’ perspective with no playoff scenarios or the like to think of.
With that said, let’s take a look at tonight’s contest between two AFC North rivals.
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1)
When: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH
Patriots rooting guide: Go Bengals! While it does no longer really matter from the Patriots’ perspective — neither playoff odds nor draft positioning is at stake tonight — rooting for the underdog is always a smart call. So that is what we are going to do: let’s get this one, Cincinnati!