Because the Denver Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans will make the playoffs if the Cincinnati Bengals beat the New York Jets at the Meadowlands tonight. The game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CT.
The Baltimore Ravens clinched one of the AFC's two Wild Card seeds this afternoon by hanging on to beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13.
The Jets will make the playoffs with a win. The Texans will make the playoffs with a Jets loss. It's as simple as that.
The Bengals have already clinched the AFC North, and they can clinch the No. 3 seed in the AFC with a victory. How much that means to the Bengals is up for debate, but Profootballtalk.com reports that former Bengals wide receiver and current NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth said he believes the Bengals will go for the No. 3 seed.
If the Bengals win, the Texans will be the No. 6 seed in the AFC and will play at Cincinnati in the Wild Card round of the playoffs next weekend. The Texans beat the Bengals 28-17 at Cincinnati in Week 6.