For the teams who call the AFC North home, Week 2 is officially in the books. To be exact, the week was in the books around 4:30 p.m. EDT as all four teams played in the 1:0 p.m. EDT block of games. There were no divisional matchups in Week 1, and two this week. In other words, as the Pittsburgh Steelers squared off against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens traveled to Cleveland to play the Browns.
So, what went down in the week that was?
Pittsburgh Steelers - 24
Cincinnati Bengals - 16
A sloppy turf didn't stop the Steelers from imposing their will on the Bengals at Heinz Field. Despite the win, there was plenty of controversy surrounding what Bengals fans are calling "#KneeGate" with the questionable not overturning the Tyler Boyd fumble, and a questionable potential touchdown at the end of the first half. Nonetheless, the Bengals record now moves to 1-1, while the Steelers are propelled to 2-0.
Baltimore Ravens - 25
Cleveland Browns - 20
After the first quarter, the Browns, quarterbacked by Josh McCown, the Browns were leading 20-2. McCown threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. When he left, the wheels fell off for Cleveland.
After holding the Baltimore Ravens to just a blocked extra point returned for a 2-point score, the flood gates opened and the Ravens scored 25 unanswered points. Joe Flacco finished with 306 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while the team failed to rush for 100 yards combined between Terence West and Justin Forsett.
AFC North Standings (After Week 2):
Baltimore Ravens: 2-0
Pittsburgh Steelers: 2-0
Cincinnati Bengals: 1-1
Cleveland Browns: 0-2