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Bengals Clinch AFC North, Steelers Still in Wild Card Hunt



Bengals QB Joe Burrow AFC North

The Cincinnati Bengals have clinched the AFC North, with their 34-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The victory not only sealed up the division for the Bengals, but it significantly lessened the chances of their AFC North rivals advancing to the postseason.

Does Pittsburgh Steelers are now down to a 5% chance of making it to the NFL postseason, according to 538. The Cleveland Browns, who the Steelers will face on Monday night football, have been all but eliminated. Cleveland has less than a 1% chance of making the playoffs.

Cincinnati joined the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans as AFC teams that have clinched their divisions. The Buffalo Bills have clinched a playoff berth, but have not yet secured the AFC East’s top spot.

The New England Patriots have also secured at least a wild card spot. The Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers currently occupy the final two spots.