Predicting Chargers-Jaguars and every other outcome in the AFC playoffs

Jason Reed
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Cincinnati Bengals-Baltimore Ravens prediction:

This is another AFC playoff game that is up in the air at quarterback. Lamar Jackson's status for this game is unclear as he has been out since Week 13 with a knee injury. It was originally expected that Lamar would return in Week 16, which obviously was not the case.

John Harbaugh's non-commitment to the issue is not a good sign for Ravens fans in this game. While there is a chance that Lamar could play, based on how this has unfolded it would seem shocking at this point.

Luckily for the Ravens, backup Tyler Huntley should be able to play after the team cautiously rested him in Week 18 against the Bengals. Baltimore just wanted to get into the playoffs in one piece and very obviously did not want to show the Bengals too much before a potential playoff matchup.

I know that the public is going to love the Bengals in this game but out of every playoff game in either conference, I think this one has the best chance of being an upset. Most people would pick the New York Giants (as they are underdogs against the Minnesota Vikings) but if everyone is picking them is it really an upset?

If Lamar plays I like the Ravens to shock the Bengals and win this game. However, it will be too steep of a hill for the Ravens to climb with Huntley at quarterback.

But don't worry, Baltimore will keep it extremely close and ruin all of the Bengals' -6.5 tickets. The Ravens will get the ball back late in the game with a chance to win it but won't be able to pull off the upset.

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Prediction: Bengals 23, Ravens 19

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