November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) runs after a catch and is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen (26) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Ravens Defeat Steelers. Bengals Now Trail Wild Card by One Game

After the Baltimore Ravens were able to go into Pittsburgh and defeat the Big Ben-less Steelers by a final score of 13-10, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit a modest one game behind both the Indianapolis colts and the Steelers for one of the two Wild Card spots:

AFC W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF
Houston 9 1 0 .900 5-1-0 4-0-0 3-0-0 8-0-0 293 180 +113
Baltimore 8 2 0 .778 5-0-0 3-2-0 4-0-0 7-1-0 254 196 +58
New England 7 3 0 .700 4-1-0 3-2-0 3-0-0 6-1-0 358 225 +133
Denver 7 3 0 .700 4-1-0 3-2-0 3-0-0 5-2-0 301 212 +89
Pittsburgh 6 4 0 .667 4-1-0 2-3-0 1-1-0 3-4-0 217 190 +27
Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 4-1-0 2-3-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 210 260 -50
Cincinnati 5 5 0 .500 2-3-0 3-2-0 1-3-0 3-5-0 248 237 +11

 

Here is the Colts remaining schedule

WK DATE OPPONENT
12 Sun, Nov 25 vs Buffalo
13 Sun, Dec 2 @ Detroit
14 Sun, Dec 9 vs Tennessee
15 Sun, Dec 16 @ Houston
16 Sun, Dec 23 @ Kansas City
17 Sun, Dec 30 vs Houston

And the Steelers

WK DATE OPPONENT
12 Sun, Nov 25 @ Cleveland
13 Sun, Dec 2 @ Baltimore
14 Sun, Dec 9 vs San Diego
15 Sun, Dec 16 @ Dallas
16 Sun, Dec 23 vs Cincinnati
17 Sun, Dec 30 vs Cleveland

 

As of now, at 5-5, the Bengals are set to play the Raiders, Cowboys, Eagles, and Chargers in the next four weeks before back-to-back AFC North games at Pittsbugh and then hosting Baltimore in the regular season finale. With only a game now separating the AFC North rivals, it’s now very possible that the Bengals will have a chance to overtake the Steelers for their wild card playoff spot in their Week 16 showdown.

 

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