If the Ravens win tonight and next week vs. the New England Patriots, the AFC North will be decided in the Week 17 matchup between Cincinnati and Baltimore. But if the Ravens lose tonight, Cincinnati need only win next week vs. the Vikings to win the division.
Needless to say, Bengals fans and players alike will be rooting for the playoff-hungry Lions to win tonight, as they too look to maintain their slim lead in the NFC North. They’ll likely need a healthy Reggie Bush to win tonight, as Detroit is 5-0 when Bush has 90-plus rushing yards and just 1-5 when he falls below that mark.
Bush is dealing with a calf injury, and last week he suffered a setback during pregame warmups that ended up preventing him from playing vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, but is expected to play tonight, despite his “questionable” status.