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Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers Keep the AFC North Bar High
November 29th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals got to 7-4 with their win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, but weren't able to pick up any ground on the Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to a couple of prime time performances turned in by each team. ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Raves won the Harbaugh Bowl on Thanksgiving...

Cleveland Browns Stay Alive by Holding Off the Jacksonville Jaguars
November 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cleveland Browns have been struggling this season under first year head coach Pat Shurmur. Yesterday's home game against Jacksonville was a must win for the Browns to maintain whatever slim hopes they might have at the post season. Cleveland got another solid performance from quarterback Colt McCoy and a much...

Baltimore Ravens Loss Muddles the AFC North Race
November 15th, 2011 at 7:13 AM
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers had to be relieved to still be a half game back of the Baltimore Ravens, who surely would take care of business out in Seattle against the hapless Seahawks who had already lost to the rest of the AFC North. They didn't...

Top Four Reasons Why Cincinnati Bengals Fans Hate the Pittsburgh Steelers
November 10th, 2011 at 10:21 AM
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals have enjoyed some pretty heated rivalries over the years. Of course there's the semiannual "Battle of Ohio" with the Cleveland Browns and all the history with Paul Brown, but really aside from the Boomer v. Bernie years, there's not been that much fire there. The...

Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers River Rivalry Still Strong After 41 Years
November 8th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
***PHOTO1***It didn't start until 1970 when the AFL's Cincinnati Bengals were placed in the newly former AFC Central Division along with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, but the rivalry that has ensued between the two river cities has been among the most intense in pro football. The Steelers with...

WhoDeythunkit? Cincinnati Bengals Tops in the AFC at Midway Point
November 7th, 2011 at 7:56 AM
If the playoffs started today, the Cincinnati Bengals, with tiebreakers considered, would be the top seed in the AFC and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That's right, Rick Reilly, these Bengals whom you insisted couldn't beat a WAC team in your preseason evaluation are tied for the top...

AFC North Remains a Tight Battle as Divisional Play Begins
November 1st, 2011 at 8:35 AM
Teams in the AFC North went 3-1 on Sunday as everyone played opponents from outside the division. That left a tightly bunched threesome at the top of the standing only separated by a half game. That adds an extra element of drama as next week begins a crucial second half...

AFC North Tightly Packed as Baltimore Ravens Fall on Monday Night
October 25th, 2011 at 8:35 AM
On paper, the Baltimore Ravens game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last night should have been a blowout. Somebody forgot to notify the Jaguars as their defense looked awfully Ravenish, holding Baltimore under 200 yards in total offense en route to a 12-7 victory. The Ravens loss moves them to 4-2,...

AFC North Dominant in Matchup Against AFC South
October 18th, 2011 at 10:22 AM
In three head to head matchups this week, teams from the AFC North defeated their opponents from the AFC South. The Cleveland Browns were the only losers this week in the division, which remains tightly bunched at the top with three of the four teams separated by only half a...

AFC North Week in Review: Pittsburgh Steelers Rebound in a Big Way
October 11th, 2011 at 11:32 AM
The reports of the Pittsburgh Steelers' demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Steelers got back to their roots on Sunday, bludgeoning the Tennessee Titans 38-17 in the only other AFC North action this weekend. Both Baltimore and Cleveland had the week off. Pittsburgh allowed an opening field goal from Tennessee and...

Baltimore Ravens Alone Atop AFC North
October 4th, 2011 at 8:25 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Ravens used a stifling defense, scoring three times with that unit to take down Rex Ryan and the Jets 34-17 and take sole possession of the AFC North. Both defenses dominated play, but it was the Ravens who were able to capitalize and put the ball in the...

AFC North Rivals Leave Cincinnati Bengals Behind in Week Three
September 27th, 2011 at 6:30 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals loss to San Francisco on Sunday was doubly tough as all three AFC North rivals won their games, leaving the Bengals as the lone team with a losing record in the division after three games. ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Ravens resumed their domination a week after losing at Tennessee. Baltimore...

It’s All Even After Two Weeks: AFC North Week in Review
September 20th, 2011 at 8:52 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals not only lost the game Sunday in Denver, they lost an opportunity to take an early lead in the AFC North. Instead, after results of Sunday's games, each team stands at 1-1. Perhaps the most surprising result was the Baltimore Ravens defeat at the hands of the Tennessee...

Baltimore Ravens Destroy Pittsburgh Steelers: AFC North Review
September 12th, 2011 at 11:21 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Ravens had never beaten Ben Roethlisberger. Sunday, they beat him like a rented mule, sacking him four times, forcing him to cough up two of the Steelers' four fumbles and harassing him into three interceptions. The seven turnovers forced set a franchise record for the Ravens en route...

Cincinnati Bengals Week One Matchup: Cleveland Browns
September 9th, 2011 at 9:24 AM
The legal fights are over as is the annual speculation over who will do what on the field. It's time for the teams to play some football for keeps. It doesn't get much more meaningful than the semi-annual "Battle of Ohio" between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. While the...

Cleveland Browns Fans Finally Have Reason to Hope Again
September 6th, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Editor's Note: This is what we hope will be a regular feature on Bengals 101. Guest author Jared Luginbill joins us to provide some insight into the fan's perspective on this week's opponent, the Cleveland Browns. Jared's fandom goes back to the early 1980s growing up in Northwest Ohio, sharing his...

A Little Something to Kick Off Cleveland Week
September 5th, 2011 at 11:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** You don't live in Cleveland! Says it all.

AFC North Preview: the Birds are the Word
September 4th, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Sometimes I think my pro football writing brethren are frustrated college football writers. How else to explain the rush of predictions and power rankings we've seen this preseason, some even before a snap had been taken. If there's anything less meaningful than preseason scores, it's predictions made by sportswriters based...

AFC North: Does Big Ben Have a New Deep Threat?
August 29th, 2011 at 8:49 AM
While the Cincinnati Bengals were dismantling the Carolina Panthers, the rest of the AFC North was also tuning up for the regular season. In "dress rehearsal" game three of the preseason, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers brought home victories while the Cleveland Browns returned to earth. The Ravens played their...

AFC North Weekend: Cleveland Browns Still Turning Heads
August 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Colt McCoy continued to shine this preseason throwing three first half touchdowns in a wild game eventually won by the Detroit Lions 30-28. The Browns led, however, 21-13 at the half behind McCoy's strong showing. This is the second year signal caller's second impressive performance starting off 2011. The Browns...