AFC playoff scenarios
DEC 23, 2013 12:25p ET
The Bengals have won the AFC North and the right to host at least one playoff game.
The Bengals currently hold the AFC's No. 3 seed. The 8-7 Ravens are battling with 8-7 Miami, 8-7 San Diego and 7-8 Pittsburgh for the AFC's sixth and final playoff spot. The third-seed will play the No. 6 in the wildcard round.
The Ravens win a head-to-head tiebreaker in a two-team tie with Miami and a conference record tiebreaker in a two-team tie with San Diego. The Dolphins win a three-way tie, as well as a two-team tie with San Diego.
The Steelers get in by beating the Browns Sunday and having the Ravens, Dolphins and Chargers all lose. In a four-way tie scenario, the Steelers would win the tiebreaker -- and, like the Ravens, could be in Cincinnati for an all-AFC North wildcard game.
Kansas City is going to be No. 5 as the first wildcard, but that's all that's settled heading into the season's final week. Denver is 12-3 but would lose the No. 1 seed with a loss next week and a Patriots win. With a Bengals win, Cincinnati would be no lower than No. 3.