Bengals vs. Eagles: 5 Matchups That Will Decide Thursday Night Clash

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Bengals vs. Eagles: 5 Matchups That Will Decide Thursday Night Clash
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Week 15's Thursday night matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals may not feature two teams headed for the postseason, but the outcome in Philadelphia will still have ripple effects for the 2012 playoff picture. 

At 4-9, the Eagles are mathematically eliminated from the NFC playoffs. But at 7-6, the Bengals need a road win to continue their climb in the AFC. Despite being tied in record with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati is currently on the outside looking in because of a head-to-head tiebreaker. 

In the following slides, we'll break down the matchups that will decide whether the Eagles continue their late-season momentum, or if Cincinnati takes another step toward the postseason. 

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