Playoff possibilities heading into Week 17 

Posted: 4:37 am Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

By John Boyle

The Cincinnati Bengals can finish anywhere from the second to the fifth seed in the playoffs, but one thing is for sure: If they lose at Pittsburgh, they will be the No. 5 seed and will open the playoffs with a Wild-Card game at Indianapolis.

If the Bengals beat the Steelers and Denver loses or ties at home against Oakland, Cincinnati will be the No. 2 seed and get a first-round bye. If the Bengals win and Denver wins, Cincinnati will be the No. 3 seed and will play host to either San Diego or Baltimore in a Wild-Card game.