Additional details pertaining to the possibility of a coin flip that would decide who gets home-field advantage between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens after they play their wild-card game have emerged.
The scary incident involving Damar Hamlin last Monday prompted the league to ring changes to the seeding in the AFC, which include the cancelation of the game between the Bengals and Buffalo Bills.
This brings about the possibility of a coin flip which would resolve home-field advantage for the aforementioned fixture. But that in itself raised several more questions such as where would it take place, who would be there to see it happen, and whether it would be shown on television.
A flip, though, would be unnecessary if the Bengals beat the Ravens today, so we won’t have to wait very long to find out.
According to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio (per Jamison Hensley), the coin flip, should it become necessary, will happen in the media room across from the Bengals’ locker room at the Paycor Stadium after the final whistle.
The Bengals weren’t all that happy with the changes. In fact, they were understood to be “livid.”
“As far as I’m concerned, we just want the rules to be followed,” head coach Zac Taylor was quoted as saying. “When a game is canceled, you just turn to winning percentage to clarify everything so we don’t have to make up rules.
“There’s several instances this season when a club is fined or people in our building are fined and we’re being told, ‘Follow the rules. It’s black and white. It’s in the rulebook.’ So now when we point out the rules and you’re told, we’re going to change that, I don’t want to hear about fair and equitable when that’s the case.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.