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Warm-up: AFC North scenarios

CINCINNATI -- For your game-day warm-up, here are the scenarios that affect the AFC North teams today:

RAVENS

Ravens clinch AFC North title and a first-round bye if ...

  • Baltimore beats Cincinnati

  • or Baltimore ties and Pittsburgh loses or ties

  • or Pittsburgh loses at Cleveland

Ravens clinch top seed and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs if ...

  • Baltimore wins and New England loses at home to Buffalo

STEELERS

Steelers clinch AFC North title and a first-round bye if ...

  • Pittsburgh beats Cleveland and Baltimore loses or ties

  • or Pittsburgh ties and Baltimore loses at Cincinnati

Steelers clinch top seed and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs if ...

  • Pittsburgh wins, Baltimore loses or ties and New England loses

BENGALS

Bengals clinch a playoff spot if ...

  • Cincinnati beats or ties Baltimore

  • or Jets lose at Miami or tie AND Oakland loses to or ties San Diego at home

  • or Jets lose or tie AND Denver loses to or ties Kansas City at home

BROWNS

  • Cleveland guarantees itself a top-five draft pick with a loss to Pittsburgh

  • Cleveland could fall as low as No. 8 with a win