Head To Head

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Monday, January 2, 2023 - 8:30PM
at Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
ESPN/ABC - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman,
Lisa Salters
Game was suspended with 5:58 left in the first quarter after BUF S Damar Hamlin was taken from the field in an ambulance. Hamlin collapsed shortly after making a tackle.
Score was CIN - 7, BUF - 3 at the time of suspension.
Game will not be resumed, per Commissioner Goodell.
The AFC Championship Game will be played at a neutral site if the participating teams played an unequal number of games and both could have been the number one seed and hosted the game had all AFC clubs played a full 17-game regular season.
Those circumstances involve Buffalo or Cincinnati qualifying for the game as a road team and are listed below.
Scenario 1 - Buffalo and Kansas City both win or both tie – a Buffalo vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site
Scenario 2 - Buffalo and Kansas City both lose and Baltimore wins or ties – a Buffalo vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site.
Scenario 3 - Buffalo and Kansas City both lose and Cincinnati wins – a Buffalo or Cincinnati vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site.
If Baltimore defeats Cincinnati in Week 18 it will have defeated Cincinnati, a divisional opponent, twice but will not be able to host a playoff game because Cincinnati will have a higher winning percentage for a 16-game schedule than Baltimore will for a
17-game schedule.
If Baltimore defeats Cincinnati and if those two clubs are schedule to play a Wild Card game against one another, the site for that game would be determined by a coin toss.
If Cincinnati wins the Week 18 game or if Baltimore and Cincinnati are not scheduled to play one another in the Wild Card round, the game sites would be determined by the regular scheduling procedures.
CIN clinches AFC North.
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 3:00PM
at Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
CBS - Jim Nantz, Tony Romo,
Tracy Wolfson