The Ravens (10-6) had already clinched their second straight AFC North title, putting them in line to host a game next weekend.
The Bengals (10-6) were locked into the sixth seed as the final wild-card team. The only question was who they would play in the opening round, and that wouldn't be answered until games were completed later in the day.
So, they went into preseason mode on a 26-degree afternoon with a wind chill of 16.
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