How potential Bills-Bengals cancellation could change AFC playoffs

How potential Bills-Bengals cancellation could change AFC playoffs

Although no determination has been made but, the NFL is leaning towards not resuming the Payments-Bengals sport that was suspended after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest in the midst of Monday’s sport in Cincinnati, in accordance with ProFootballTalk.

The Payments security has proven “indicators of enchancment” since Tuesday, the crew stated Wednesday afternoon.

If the sport is dominated a no contest, playoff seeding can be decided from Week 18 outcomes. The Chiefs (13-3) would seize the No. 1 seed with a win over the Raiders on Saturday. As for the Payments (12-3), they nonetheless might turn out to be the highest seed with a win over the Patriots on Sunday and a Chiefs’ loss on Saturday.

In accordance with the web site, the Bengals (11-4) nonetheless might get the No. 2 seed in the event that they beat the 10-6 Ravens and the Payments lose on the power of a victory tiebreaker. If that occurred, there can be an opportunity of a Payments-Bengals sport within the divisional spherical.

The NFL is unlikely to renew the Payments-Bengals sport that was suspended after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest through the sport.USA TODAY Sports activities

The Ravens would lose any likelihood of successful the AFC North if the Payments-Bengals sport doesn’t get performed. If the Bengals had misplaced to the Payments, the winner of Sunday’s Ravens-Bengals sport would have received the AFC North.

This isn’t the primary time the considered successful percentages would decide NFL playoff positioning. It was brough up through the pandemic 12 months of 2020, when the league braced for the potential for a number of regular-season video games being canceled. Ultimately, none have been.

Although that is the probably determination the NFL might make, it’s not the one one. The NFL conceivably might reschedule the Payments-Bengals sport per week after the Week 18 contests and push the playoffs again per week, thus eliminating the week off between the championship video games and the Tremendous Bowl.

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