NFL Cancels Bills-Bengals Game, Will Vote on Modifications for Playoffs
The NFL has canceled the Bills-Bengals game that was postponed earlier this week. Now, the NFL has a vote happening Friday (Jan. 6) with two adjustments for the AFC playoffs on the table.
The game being called off won’t impact which teams make the playoffs. But, it may impact seedings. The proposal set to be voted on by owners says the AFC Championship could potentially become a neutral-site game if any of the three things happen:
- If Buffalo and Kansas City both win or both tie in Week 18, a Buffalo vs. Kansas City championship game would happen at a neutral site.
- If the Bills and Chiefs both lose in Week 18 and Baltimore are champions or tie with the Bengals, then a Buffalo vs. Kansas City championship game would take place at a neutral site.
- If Buffalo and Kansas City both lose and Cincinnati beats Baltimore, then a Bills or Bengals vs. Chiefs championship game would take place at a neutral site.
Also, the Ravens could host a wild-card game, even though Baltimore can’t win the AFC North. A second proposal would have the NFL flip a coin to see who hosts a Ravens-Bengals wild-card game if the Ravens beat the Bengals on Sunday, and the two teams are scheduled to play each other in the wild-card round.