The Bengals survived a spirited upset bid in Cincinnati from the rival Ravens to advance to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Now, who do they play?
It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but they don’t put pictures on the NFL Playoffs bracket, do they? That’s what Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will definitely be telling his team after Sunday night’s Wild Card matchup against the rival Ravens.
Despite Baltimore playing with Tyler Huntley for the injured Lamar Jackson, the visiting Ravens had a chance to take the lead as they got inside the 2-yard line in the fourth quarter. That’s when the game flipped, though, as Huntley’s attempted dive over the pile to the end zone was stuffed with the ball getting knocked out before Sam Hubbard scooped it and took it 98 yards to the house for what ended up being the game-winning score.
Again, it wasn’t what many envisioned, but the Bengals are advancing to the Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL Playoffs. But now who do they face?
Who do Bengals play next in NFL Playoffs after beating Ravens?
The Cincinnati-Baltimore matchup on Sunday night had only one outcome for the defending AFC Champions if they came out with the win at home. Given that the Jaguars beat the Chargers on Saturday night, they were the lower seed as long as the Ravens didn’t pull off the upset.
With that, the Bengals will now travel to Buffalo for a date with the Bills in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. That game will kick off at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 22 with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the CBS broadcast.
And should Cincinnati keep their magic going and knock off Josh Allen and Co., then they will face the winner of the Chiefs-Jaguars game that will be played on Saturday.