It all comes down to this for the Bengals to secure the division for this year
You cannot talk about what happened during last week’s Bengals and Bills game without mentioning Damar Hamlin. He is a local Pittsburgh guy that plays safety for Buffalo. He has started to show signs of steady improvement and things are starting to look more positive than many initially thought.
Last week’s game was originally postponed, but it has been canceled since then. It will be interesting to see how the NFL handles that subtraction of a game from these top AFC contenders in the playoffs. What matters most is that Hamlin is doing better and that he will hopefully recover fully from his injuries.
Baltimore Ravens (10-6) vs Cincinnati Bengals (11-4), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Depending on what the league does decide to deal with that missing game for Cincinnati, this game should have significant meaning. Baltimore heads on the road to try and flip the AFC North division on its head to become the crowned king of the group. The Ravens were able to do it earlier this year, but that was with their star quarterback in the lineup.
Cincinnati should be able to take care of business, especially if Baltimore continues to have many of their starters out with injuries. Expect this contest to stay closer than many expect, but Baltimore’s offense will remain stale. The Bengals offense will get their yards, but the bend but don’t break attitude of the Ravens will give them a chance of winning.
The Steelers need to take care of their business before they can look to see other scores on Sunday. By the time their contest concludes, the AFC North should have a final standing for the season.