Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 11/8/11
We would have liked to wait until after the Baltimore game on Nov. 20 before evaluating the postseason, but the fact that the Bengals have won five straight and are tied for the best record in the AFC  has moved that timetable up a bit. Even the folks at numberFire, who are doing a weekly playoff predictor on ESPN.com, have the Bengals in the postseason with the AFC’s sixth seed. They give the Bengals a 64.8 percent chance of making it, which is a 16.9 percent increase over last week. According to numberFire, the Bengals would travel to New England for a first-round game. Baltimore and Houston would be the top two seeds and fourth seeded San Diego would host fifth-seeded Pittsburgh. So what does the playoff picture look like for the Bengals? Usually 10 wins would be safe to get you into the playoffs, but with the way the AFC East is shaping up, there is a chance that they might need 11 to qualify. They will be favored against the Browns, Cardinals and Rams. The game here on Dec. 11 ...
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