In a SportsNation poll of over 9,600, the Bengals are the popular pick to beat the Ravens in a close game. Over half of the voters -- 58 percent, to be exact -- say Cincinnati will end the Ravens' regular season on a sour note.
These poll numbers could be an indication of what the fans of the Bengals and Steelers want to be the end result. If the Bengals win, they clinch a playoff berth. If the Ravens lose, the Steelers have a shot at a first-round bye and a home playoff game by beating the Browns.
The Ravens, who are looking to go undefeated in the division for the first time in team history, would secure the AFC's No. 2 seed if they win at Cincinnati. They could move up to the top seed and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs if they win and the Patriots lose.
Here are the results of the poll ...
Who will win Sunday's game between the Ravens and Bengals?
Bengals in a close one: 58 percent
Bengals win by double digits: 6 percent
Ravens in a close one: 26 percent
Ravens win by double digits: 10 percent