The Bengals may be the big winners of today's results, because all the teams competing for the 6th seed seem to be avoiding it like the plague. The Ravens and Dolphins looked terrible. Aside from maybe the Chargers, who are actually winning to try and earn a spot. EVERY team needs help, none of these teams control their own destiny. Here are scenarios:
Dolphins 9-7, Ravens 9-7, Chargers 9-7: Dolphins in
Ravens 9-7, Dolphins 9-7, Chargers 8-8: Ravens in
Dolphins 9-7, Chargers 9-7, Ravens 8-8: Dolphins in
Dolphins/Chargers/Ravens/Steelers 8-8: Steelers in
Dolphins/Chargers/Ravens/Jets 8-8: Ravens in
So the Dolphins are the team most likely to make it, just so they could then be dominated by the Bengals in the wild card round and it can be 1997/98/99/00/01/08 all over again.
Which is why I really don't think the Bengals will lay down to the Ravens...do they not remember what happened when they laid down for the Jets, and then the Jets whooped their starters the next week?