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Pietro's 2013 NFL Season Preview: AFC North
by Pietro DiSante Jr.,posted Aug 28 2013 3:25PM
The AFC North might be the toughest division in the NFL to judge right now. The defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens don't look like they have in the past, neither do the Steelers. I am liking what I am seeing from the Bengals and Browns though. This should be a fun division to watch!
1. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
I know they have offensive line issues, but I still think Big Ben can lead this team to a division title. I have them even with the Bengals and right ahead of the Ravens and Browns. The Steelers defense needs to return to form for the Steelers to make a run, but I think they have what it takes. Time will tell.
2. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
I like this Bengals team more than I ever have. They have been exciting to watch on Hard Knocks and I think they have a chance to do some damage in 2013. They have great offensive weapons, a top defense and many young stars. The key will be Andy Dalton stepping up and moving the team forward. They have been to the playoffs two years in a row, but have come up empty. That needs to change this season.
3. Baltimore Ravens (8-8)
You can pay Joe Flacco Top QB money, but that does not make him a Top QB. Give him and the team credit for winning it all last season, but this is a new team. Flacco needs to step up and carry the team now. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are gone, as is Anquan Boldin. I think they will be okay this season, but making the playoffs might be tough.
4. Cleveland Browns (8-8)
I like the Browns. I liked them last season. I think part of the reason I gave the rest of the division lower win totals is because I think the Browns will steal a few of those games this season. If everything clicks, they might even challenge for a playoff spot. Brandon Weeden has looked good this preseason. Hopefully he continues that path.