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AFC North Draft Summary: Pittsburgh Steelers Continue to Reload
April 30th, 2012 at 7:08 AM
There's a reason the Pittsburgh Steelers have six Super Bowl trophies in franchise trophies. Over the years, perhaps no NFL team has consistently drafted as well as Pittsburgh. The 2012 NFL Draft is no different as the Steelers used their selections to overhaul an aging roster. Here's how Bengals 101 graded...

AFC North First Round Review: Cincinnati Bengals Get Better, Baltimore Ravens Whiff
April 27th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
The AFC North was right in the middle of the flurry of first round activity in the 2012 NFL Draft. It started with the Cleveland Browns trading up one spot an hour before the draft began and finished with the Baltimore Ravens trading out of the first round altogether. Here's...

AFC North Rivals Look to Fill Holes in the Draft
April 25th, 2012 at 10:18 AM
This has not been a great off season thus far for the Cincinnati Bengals divisional rivals in the AFC North. Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore have lost key players on both sides of the ball because of free agency and salary cap issues while the Cleveland Browns still face a quarterback...

Cleveland Browns in Position to Make a Run in AFC North
February 27th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Cleveland Browns were on the outside looking in this season as all three of their rivals in the AFC North made the playoffs while the Browns stayed home. Through a series of shrewd moves last year and some wise personnel moves, the Browns may be poised to challenge that...

Everything Clear as Mud in AFC North
December 20th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Last night's Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the San Francisco 49ers did nothing to clear up the race in the AFC North. The Steelers had an opportunity to surge ahead of the Baltimore Ravens who had lost Sunday night in San Diego. Instead the two teams remain deadlocked with two games...

Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens Continue to Battle for AFC North Supremacy
December 13th, 2011 at 12:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens held serve this week as they remain deadlocked atop the AFC North. Pittsburgh won a hard fought contest with division rival Cleveland on Thursday night while the Ravens toyed with the winless Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday. When the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh...

AJ Green Makes Cleveland Browns Blue; Cincinnati Bengals Win 23-20
November 27th, 2011 at 4:44 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals first victory this season against the Cleveland Browns wasn't pretty, and neither was their latest, a 23-30 come-from-behind affair that once again featured the Bengals spotting an opponent to a halftime lead only to put the clamps down in the second half. It was a huge win for...

Cincinnati Bengals Look for the Sweep of the Battle of Ohio
November 27th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** After consecutive divisional losses, the Cincinnati Bengals are in a must win position today as they take on the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. A win keeps the Bengals both in the hunt in the AFC North and in the driver's seat for a wildcard spot. A loss would...

Much Has Changed for Cleveland Browns Since Week One
November 25th, 2011 at 10:06 AM
***PHOTO1***When the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns opened the season against each other, the Bengals needed a Bruce Gradkowski led comeback and a Browns defensive lapse to pull out a 27-17 win. Since that day, the respective fortunes for each team have taken a decidedly different turn. It was the...

Cleveland Browns Fans Cling to Optimism
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:00 AM
  Editor's Note: If you'll remember, Jared Luginbill was kind enough to give us a Browns fan's perspective in week one. Since then much has happened both in Cincinnati and in Cleveland. Here's Jared's take on how Browns fans are feeling after 10 games. By the way, since Jared last graced our...

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...

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...

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...

NFL Source Tells Cleveland Plain Dealer Winning Touchdown was Legal
September 12th, 2011 at 4:50 PM
Immediately following yesterday's 27-17 Cleveland Browns' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur questioned the legality of the play that put the Bengals in the lead. Shurmur claimed that the Bengals had substituted on the play and the Browns were not given ample opportunity to make their own...

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...