3 most likely matchups for Bengals in first round of playoffs

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Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals have some extra football coming their way this year! With the exciting win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the good guys have booked their trip to the postseason. Who could they face in the first round?

Cincinnati still has one game left to determine that in the first-ever Week 18 matchup against the Cleveland Browns, but with the Browns eliminated from Playoff contention, seeding will be the only thing on the line. Depending on results there are a few different matchup combinations that could occur for the Bengals.

Most of the teams have now either clinched a spot or been eliminated. The Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, and Las Vegas Raiders are still heavily in the hunt.

Technically the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have outside chances to make the playoffs, but a lot would have to happen for the Bengals to end up playing them in the first round so we will not look at Baltimore or Pittsburgh.

We take a look not only at what the most likely matchups will be but also at which matchups are most beneficial for Cincinnati. Starting from the most likely, to the least likely, here are the top potential playoff matchups.