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AFC North Roundup: Steelers attempt to ‘stack’ wins as Ravens come to town

Taking a look around the AFC North heading into Week 4.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With Week 3 of the NFL schedule officially in the books, it’s time to take a look back at those teams who call the AFC North home to see how they fared, and what the standings look like after this week’s action.

The first goal for every team in the NFL is to win its division. Doing so guarantees both a playoff spot and a home playoff game, so even these early-season games are important when it comes to the divisional rankings.

Let’s take a spin around the AFC North to check on the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Week 3 Results

Cleveland Browns - 21
New York Jets - 17

On Thursday Night Football, the Browns finally did it. They finally won a football game. They beat a bad Jets team, led by Sam Darnold, but it also marked the end of the Tyrod Taylor era and the beginning of the Baker Mayfield era. The question now is how many games will Cleveland win in 2018?

Carolina Panthers - 31
Cincinnati Bengals - 21

Well the undefeated season is over, and the Bengals now have to turn the corner and prepare for another NFC South opponent by going to Atlanta. Don’t look now, but the once 2-0 Bengals might just be 2-2 heading into Week 5.

Baltimore Ravens - 27
Denver Broncos - 14

If you watched this game, it wasn’t very pretty. A lot of blunders resulted in Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense doing enough to win. Will the Ravens be set up for a shootout in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football?

Pittsburgh Steelers - 30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 27

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — but the Steelers pulled out the win.

Week 4 Schedules:

Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons - Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders - Sunday 4:05 p.m.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday Night Football

AFC North Standings

Baltimore Ravens - 2-1
Cincinnati Bengals - 2-1
Cleveland Browns - 1-1-1
Pittsburgh Steelers - 1-1-1

Let us know what you think about the divisions after Week 2 in the comment section below. Do you see this being a powerhouse division? Which teams are contenders and which ones are nothing more than pretenders?