The NFL is allegedly mulling an unprecedented modification to this year's playoffs in light of the postponed Bills-Bengals game.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL is considering postponing the Bills-Bengals game. Naturally, that affects playoff seeding.
Schefter thinks the NFL is considering holding the AFC Championship at a neutral venue because of this.
The alternative is for the AFC's top seed to decide between a first-round bye and home-field advantage. Whatever the No. 1 seed doesn't decide to pick will go to the No. 2 seed.
On many levels, this would be unprecedented, but it's pretty much the only thing the NFL can do right now.
If the Bills had defeated the Bengals in Week 17, they would have been guaranteed the top seed in the AFC. Should they lose, the Chiefs would receive the top seed.
With a Bengals victory, the AFC North title and ensuing home playoff game would have been secured.
The consequences are important. In light of the situation, the NFL is attempting to act fairly.