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Tom Gannam, Associated Press
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, left, is sacked for a 6-yard loss by St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in St. Louis.

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are still in playoff contention heading into their final two regular-season games, both of them at home.

It's a favorable setup, but they still need help to reach the postseason for only the third time in the last 21 years.

A 20-13 win in St. Louis on Sunday left Cincinnati at 8-6, tied with the Jets for the second and final AFC wild-card spot. The Jets currently own the head-to-head tiebreaker based upon better record against common opponents.

Tennessee and Oakland lost on Sunday, dropping them a game back in the wild-card chase along with San Diego. The Bengals are home on Saturday against Arizona (7-7).