Bengals playoff scenarios: who should Cincinnati fans lean on in Week 18?
The Cincinnati Bengals left their playoff-seeded fate in the hands of other teams in Week 18. Cincy opted to let players rest, including QB Joe Burrow, who could be suffering from pain in his stomach. knee. Instead of having a race for the AFC seed, the Bengals will let it roll and be happy to be in it.
If you’re a fan of the Bengals, you’ll have a few games to pay attention to as they look to improve their playoff standings.
The Chiefs lead the Bengals as a seed 2 and play on Saturday night. If Kansas City loses to the Broncos, the Bengals will have a chance to advance. Cincy can still beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 18. However, the odds are against the Bengals. Chances are, the Bengals won’t wait until after Saturday to decide whether or not to start the players.
The Chiefs are the 10.5 point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
If the Chiefs and Titans both lose, the Bengals would be the seed with a win. It is far. Tennessee gets the Texans in in Week 18 and it looks like the Titans will play the starters. Chances are, the Titans will seal the AFC seed on Sunday.
The Titans are the 10.5 point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Bills (or New England Patriots) could end up jumping the Bengals for the AFC 3 seed. Buffalo and New England have easier clashes and are expected to pick up victories in Week 18. That could mean the Bengals will end up playing one of the Bills or Patriots in the first round of the playoffs.
The Bills are the 16 point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.