Here's How the Bengals Can Clinch a Playoff Spot in Week 16

David Kaestle
The Bengals can clinch a playoff berth in Week 16.
The Bengals can clinch a playoff berth in Week 16. / Associated Press
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As Week 16 approaches, the top teams around the NFL are laser-focused on doing what they can to clinch either a playoff berth or a division title. The Cincinnati Bengals are one of those squads. Coming off of an impressive win in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati is eyeing a playoff berth in Week 16.

Cincinnati Bengals Playoff Path

The Bengals sit at 10-4 and in first place in the AFC North. They control their own destiny in Week 16. For Cincinnati to clinch a playoff berth, all it needs is a win or a tie. However, even if Cincinnati loses in Week 16, it can still get in with a New York Jets loss or tie.

The Bengals take on the New England Patriots in Week 16 in Foxborough, which is no easy task, even against a Patriots team coming off of a devastating loss.

The Jets go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are riding high after a huge comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. With neither the Bengals nor the Jets having an easy Week 16 matchup, anything could happen, but the odds are in the Bengals' favors.

The Bengals are currently 3,5-point road favorites against the Patriots in Week 16, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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