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AFC North Recap: Another golden opportunity slips through the Steelers’ hands in Week 5

A win could have put them in first place, instead they are now staring at a very daunting task in Week 6.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The fifth week of NFL football is behind us, and it was quite the week in the AFC North division. With that said, it is time to see how the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns all did in the week that was.

Time to take a look...

Arizona Cardinals - 26
Cincinnati Bengals - 23

You thought it was bad in Pittsburgh? Try being a Bengals fan. New coach, worse result. Now there are even rumors swirling of the team looking to trade AJ Green if the price is right. Wow, talk about selling the farm if they do that. In the meantime, the Bengals are still searching for their first win of the year heading into Baltimore next week.

Baltimore Ravens - 26
Pittsburgh Steelers - 23 (OT)

This game was intriguing, and sloppy all at the same time. Both teams accounted for 5 turnovers, and a costly JuJu Smith-Schuster fumble thwarted the Steelers’ shot of beating the Ravens at home with their third string quarterback at the helm. Lamar Jackson looked average, but they found a way to win.

San Francisco 49ers - 31
Cleveland Browns - 3

Things are bad right now in Pittsburgh, but in Cleveland who knows which team will show up? They beat the Ravens in Week 4, then go to San Francisco and get their doors blown off right out of the gate. Literally. Who knows what this team will do, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they beat Seattle at home next week. Why? Because they are that up-and-down this year.

AFC North Standings

Baltimore Ravens - 3-2
Cleveland Browns - 2-3
Pittsburgh Steelers - 1-4
Cincinnati Bengals - 0-5

Week 5 AFC North Schedule:

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals — 1 p.m. ET
Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns — 1 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers — Sunday Night Football