Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was not a must-win for the Cincinnati Bengals. The 34-20 loss did make it significantly tougher for the Bengals to make the playoffs, however, especially with Joe Burrow suffering a significant injury in the loss.
Entering the prime-time showdown, Cincinnati’s chances at making the playoffs were 48.6%, according to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh. Those odds dropped to 38% after the loss, and now they’re almost nonexistent with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announcing that Burrow torn a ligament that will require season-ending surgery. Oh now gives the Bengals a 1.3% chance of making the postseason.
The loss dropped the Bengals to 5-5 and 0-3 in the division while essentially ending any hopes of a third consecutive AFC North title. Cincinnati’s remaining division games are against Pittsburgh in Weeks 12 and 16 and at home against the Cleveland Browns in Week 18.
Thursday night’s loss dropped the Bengals to 10th in the AFC standings, just behind Las Vegas (5-5) and Indianapolis (5-5) and just ahead of Buffalo (5-5)….
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-11-17 20:13:00
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