If the Patriots beat the Texans in the early game , the Bengals will almost certainly tank the Sunday nighter at the Jets- thus allowing Cincy to skip a much more proven playoff team like the Ravens or Steelers in their initial playoff match-up   ( Instead of facing the rookie Qb led Jets ).
  We would then almost certainly play the Ravens
  ( unless the Raiders somehow beat em )

  If the Pats get beat ~ we have a chance of facing the unproven Texans again up in NE .

 Thoughts ?