If Ravens beat Bengals, Baltimore could host playoff game

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore’s path to a playoff home game is complicated. But it still exists after a few days of uncertainty. If the Ravens win at Cincinnati this weekend and the Los Angeles Chargers beat Denver, then Baltimore and the Bengals would meet in the first round of the postseason. In that scenario, a coin flip would determine where that game is played. That’s after the NFL altered the rules for the playoffs after the Bengals-Bills game Monday was canceled following the collapse of Buffalo’s Damar Hamlin. The coin flip scenario only applies if the Ravens win this weekend and secure a regular-season sweep of Cincinnati.

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