Cincinnati Bengals fight for AFC spot

Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaya Perin scores a touchdown

The Cincinnati Bengals are among three 6-4 teams in the hunt for seven available spots in the AFC playoffs on Sunday night after their Week 11 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

The Los Angeles Chargers failed to join the Bengals, New England Patriots and New York Jets 6–4 as they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football and dropped to 5 -5.

The top four seeds in the AFC are the division leaders Chiefs (8-2), Miami Dolphins (7-3), Tennessee Titans (7-3) and Baltimore Ravens (7-3). The Buffalo Bills, 7-3 and tied for first place in the AFC East, are in the top five.

The Bengals defeated the Jets in Week 3. Cincinnati will face the Patriots on the road in Week 16 on Dec. 24.

Look at NFL tiebreak procedures:

Breaking a Tied Within a Division If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with the same win-loss percentage, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two clubsHead-to-head (the best percentage of wins and losses in games between clubs). The best percentage of wins and losses in games played within the division. The best percentage of wins and losses in general games. The best percentage of wins and losses. – an equal percentage in the games played within the conference. The power of victory in all games. The power of graphics in all games. The best overall rating among conference teams in points scored and allowed in all games. The best summary rating among all teams in points scored and allowed. in all games. The best clean scores in regular games. The best clean scores in all games. The best clean landings in all games. , the tie-break restarts from step 1 in a two-club format.If three clubs remain tied after the fourth club is eliminated at any stage, the tie-break restarts from step 1 in a three-club format.)

Head-to-head (the best percentage of wins and losses in games among clubs). The best percentage of wins and losses in games played within the division. The best percentage of wins and losses in general games. The best percentage of wins and losses. equal percentage in games played within the conference. The power of victory in all games. The power of graphics in all games. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed in all games. The best combined ranking among all teams in terms of points scored and points scored. allowed in all games. Best clean sheets in regular games. Best clean sheets in all games. Best clean touchdowns in all games. the following steps have been taken.

If tied clubs belong to the same division, apply a divisional tie-break. If equal clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps. Two clubs Head-to-head meetings, if applicable. The best conference. Best win-loss percentage in general games, at least four. The power of victory in all games. The power of graphics in all games. The best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed in all games. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed in all games. Best clean points in conference games. Best clean points in all games. Best clean touchdowns in all games. remain tied after one or more clubs are eliminated at any stage, the tie-break restarts from stage 1 in a two-club format If three clubs remain tied after the fourth club is eliminated at any stage, the tie-break resumes from stage 2 in a three-club format.)

Apply a division tie-break to eliminate all but the highest-ranked clubs in each division before proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division after applying a division tie-break remains unchanged for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are needed to identify the two clubs. Wildcard members. Personal draw. (Only applicable if one club beat each of the others, or if one club lost to each of the others.) Best win-loss percentage in games played within the conference. Best win-loss percentage in general games, at least four. The power of victory in all games. The power of graphics in all games. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed in all games. Best combined ranking of any team in points scored and points allowed in all games. Best net points in conference games. Best net points in all games. Best clean touchdowns in all games. Coin toss. the highest ranked club in each division before going to step 2). In situations where the procedure involves three teams from the same division, the initial seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie-break, if the team that finished first in that division is eligible for a place in the Wild Card.

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