It isn’t exactly Peyton Manning against Andy Dalton.
The Broncos are 10-4, but they’ve gone 3-4 over the past seven weeks and they’ve lost two in a row. Their lead over Kansas City is down to a half-game. They could end up with the AFC’s second seed, or they could miss the playoffs entirely.
Osweiler will start his fifth straight game for the Broncos.
The Bengals, however, can clinch a first-round bye with a victory. The Bengals are 0-6 in the playoffs under Marvin Lewis, so a bye could be huge for Cincinnati.
Game time is 8:30 p.m. in Denver.