As astounding as this scenario might sound to long-time Bengals fans, there could be some champagne corks popping in the home locker room at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
A Bengals win against the Browns coupled with a Steelers loss to the first-place Chicago Bears would clinch the AFC North Division championship for Cincinnati.
The Bengals, who beat the Steelers 38-31 on Sunday, are prohibitive favorites to defeat the Browns.
Although it is rather unlikely that Pittsburgh would lose a fourth consecutive game, especially at home in Heinz Field, a victory by the Bengals would reduce the "magic number" to one in pursuit of their first division crown in 18 years.
It was announced yesterday that ticket orders for a potential Bengals home playoff game at PBS are now being placed. Remarkable.