We live with one of the most important games of Week 18 as the Cincinnati Bengals host their rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.
We already know both teams are heading into the playoffs, but we don’t know yet who they’ll be playing – or where. Because of the canceled game between the Bengals and Bills, it is possible that Cincinnati can win the AFC North title yet still have to travel to Baltimore for their first round game. Of course, all the Bengals have to do to avoid that fate is beat the Ravens, which would allow them to win the division outright without having to worry about a coin toss that marks home field for a postseason contest.
Cincinnati would benefit from squaring off with the Ravens’ backup quarterback, but we also don’t know yet which quarterback will take the field for Baltimore. Lamar Jackson is still out, but Tyler Huntley is dubious and Anthony Brown has taken first-team shots practically all week. Determining the identity of the initiator will be a game time decision.
So will the Crows force a potential coin toss, or will the Bengals retain sole control of the division? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, keep it locked up on our live blog all afternoon as we update you on stats, results, and features.
How do you watch
Date: Sunday 8 January | time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Paycor Stadium (Cincinnati)
television: CBS | Stream: Paramount + (Try for free)
Continued: CBS Sports app
Prospect: Bengals -9, O/U 39.5
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