- Head-to-head: NOT APPLICABLE AS GAME WAS CANCELLED
- Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.: TIE - BOTH TEAMS WOULD BE 8-3
- Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four: TIE - BOTH TEAMS WOULD BE 8-3
- Strength of victory in all games: CURRENTLY CINCINNATI IS AHEAD, BUT IT IS TOO CLOSE AND COULD SWITCH THIS WEEKEND. WHEN MAKING THE PATRIOTS 9-8 AND THE RAVENS 10-7 (RECORDS THEY WOULD NEED TO HAVE IN ORDER FOR THE BILLS AND BENGALS TO BE TIED) THE BILLS' SOV IS .479 (93-101) AND THE BENGALS ' SOV IS .495 (96-98)
- Strength of schedule in all games: LIKE THE STRENGTH OF VICTORY, IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL. CURRENTLY CINCINNATI IS AHEAD. ONCE AGAIN ONLY MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE PATRIOTS' AND RAVENS' FINAL RECORDS, THE BILLS' SOS IS .498 (129-130) AND THE BENGALS' SOS IS .514 (133-126).
- Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed in all games: BUFFALO
- Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed in all games: BUFFALO
- Best net points in conference games: BUFFALO
- Best net points in all games: BUFFALO
- Best net touchdowns in all games:BUFFALO
- Coin toss: TBD
EDITING POST FROM YESTERDAY AS THERE ISN'T A CURRENT PLAN TO DECIDE BILLS' AND BENGALS' SEEDINGS WITH A COIN TOSS. I know the effect of this is very periphery to the Patriots, but since I've figured it out, I might as share the results.
The NFL has tie-breaking policies to determine who gets into the playoffs and where they are seeded. (Some people are angry that should the Bills and Bengals have identical records come Sunday afternoon the league has opted to flip a coin and not follow the rules which already exist.) While people were mad about this, it actually wasn't part of the plan. Here's a breakdown of the actual tie-breaking policy and who win the tie-breaker should the Bills lose to the Patriots and the Bengals beat the Ravens.
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