Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/29/12
The Cincinnati Bengals didn't look like a team that would contend for a postseason spot while being routed by the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener, but both these clubs are playoff-bound following their regular-season finale Sunday in Cincinnati. Neither is paying much attention to the seemingly countless scenarios that will determine its opponent - including one that would land the Bengals back in Baltimore for next week's wild-card round. Cincinnati (9-6) is locked into the AFC's No. 6 seed after beating Pittsburgh 13-10 last week for its sixth victory in seven games. It eliminated the Steelers from contention after a late interception of Ben Roethlisberger, which helped set up Josh Brown's 43-yard field goal in the closing seconds. The Bengals, who were dominated in a 44-13 loss at Baltimore on Sept. 10, would have to visit the Ravens again if they lose Sunday and New England loses to Miami later in the day. It's perhaps more likely that coach Marvin Lewis' team will wind up...
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