CINCINNATI -- Well, the game wasn't entirely meaningless.
The Ravens won 24-16, and they needed to win given the Steelers victory at Cleveland. Because the Ravens won, they won the division, the first-round bye and the right to host their playoff opener in two weeks.
The Bengals lost, but still they're going to the playoffs because the Jets and Broncos lost. So Cincinnati will play next week at Houston in the first round.
What happened Sunday in this game? Like it matters. But I'll write about it in a few minutes.