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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Poll: Who will make stronger playoff run?

By Jamison Hensley

The Ravens are the higher seed and play at home. The Bengals are the hotter team and have fewer health concerns.

So, which AFC North team will make it farther in the playoffs?

The sixth-seeded Bengals (10-6), who have won seven of their last eight games, play at the third-seeded Texans (12-4) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. If the Bengals win, they will play at the top-seeded Broncos on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The fourth-seeded Ravens (10-6), who have won at least one playoff game in the previous four years, play host to the Colts (11-5) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. If the Ravens and Bengals both win, Baltimore would play at the Patriots on Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m. ET. If the Ravens and Texans win, Baltimore would play at Denver on Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

After making your vote, give me your best argument for that team by sending me a note to my mailbag. Your comment could be used in a blog post later this week just like this one.