After the Bengals scored their third straight victory today over the Oakland Raiders, they now find themselves in 7th-place in the AFC standings, despite having the same record as the Pittsburgh Steelers who currently hold the final wild card spot:
The Bengals will head to San Diego to take on the Chargers next week after they just dropped a heart-breaking 16-13 loss in overtime to the Baltimore Ravens. They’re essentially out of the playoff picture. The Dolphins are nipping at the Bengals heels, and have a head-to-head win over the Bengals, so hopefully they’ll lose a few games down the stretch. The week 16 matchup for Pittsburgh is truly shaping up to be a regular-season playoff game. The Bengals just need to take care of their own business until then with winnable games vs. the Chargers, Eagles, and Cowboys coming up.