Alex Boone

Even for eliminated teams, there's motivation this NFL weekend

Even for eliminated teams, there's motivation this NFL weekend

Can the Cincinnati Bengals be spoilers?

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers be stealers?

Can the San Diego Chargers maintain the status quo?

As the NFL season enters the homestretch this holiday weekend, several teams will jockey for playoff position while others will seek comfort in consolation prizes.

For the Bengals, who are eliminated from the playoff picture, there would be a measure of satisfaction in winning at Houston, where the Texans are looking to hold off the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts to win the AFC South.

Even though he’ll miss the playoffs for the first time in his six-year career, and his team is playing for pride, Bengals receiver...

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