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Bengals go national Monday night

The Queen City goes national as the Cincinnati Bengals try to hold of the Denver Broncos during Monday Night Football. (FOX19 NOW file) The Queen City goes national as the Cincinnati Bengals try to hold of the Denver Broncos during Monday Night Football. (FOX19 NOW file)

The Queen City goes national as the Cincinnati Bengals try to hold off the Denver Broncos during Monday Night Football.

The 8:30 p.m. game will be televised around the country from Paul Brown Stadium Downtown.

The Bengals will be in the national spotlight again next week when they face off with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night in Pittsburgh.

Both games are are do or die time for the Bengals. They have to win to get into the playoffs.

The Steelers have already clinched a playoff spot.

The Bengals, however, are not yet in the playoffs at 9-4-1. They could clinch a playoff spot with a win Monday night against Denver. 

If Andy Dalton's primetime struggles continue against the Broncos, the Bengals could need a win against Pittsburgh or get left out of the playoffs entirely.

Here's the playoff setup:

The Bengals are the three-seed, which means they would play the San Diego Chargers, in a rematch in the wildcard round.

A win clinches a playoff spot for the Bengals. They could lose the next two and get in if the Chargers or Baltimore Ravens lose next week.

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