Things change pretty quickly in the NFL.
After losing to the Houston Texans, the Cincinnati Bengals held only a 13-percent chance of making the playoffs. Then, the Jets lost twice, the Raiders lost, and the Titans lost too. Now, the Bengals have a 59-percent chance of making the playoffs, according to the numbers crunched by PlayoffStatus.com.
It’s a better than half-chance. But it’s far from air-tight. Cincinnati needs to beat the division-rival Ravens, who will be fighting for a key playoff position themselves.
Sure, they could also get in with other, more complicated outcomes, but we won’t get into them here. Instead, we’ll leave it with the 59-percent chance and your own opinion.
Will the Bengals make the playoffs?
Cast your vote.