The Cincinnati Bengals (3-11) broke their NFL-high 10-game losing streak Sunday with a 19-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns (5-9). Although that's reason to celebrate, the win didn't come without repercussions.
Cincinnati fell one spot on the draft board this week and currently holds the No. 3 overall pick with two games remaining. The Denver Broncos (3-11), who lost to the Oakland Raiders, took over the No. 2 pick via the strength of schedule tiebreaker.
A rare win by the Carolina Panthers (2-12) in Week 15 gave Cincinnati a chance to tie for the No. 1 overall pick in the standings. But the Bengals earned the division win against the Browns instead. Although media and fans like to discuss draft position, it's not something players and coaches think about during the season.