Category: ‘AFC North’

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...

AFC North Weekend in Review: Struggles not Limited to Cincinnati Bengals
August 14th, 2011 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Bengals weren't alone in their struggles in week one of the NFL's preseason. Defending conference champion Pittsburgh struggled at Washington, losing to the Redskins 16-7. The Baltimore Ravens also looked vulnerable, falling at Philadelphia 13-6 to the Eagles. Only the Cleveland Browns managed an impressive week one performance, knocking...