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AFC North Standings: A big goose egg for the entire division

The AFC North, well, wasn’t good in Week 3. Let’s catch you up with the latest standings.

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It actually isn’t normal for an entire division to put up nothing but losses in a Week of NFL football action, but that is exactly what the AFC North did in Week 3 of the 2017 regular season.

With that said, it is time to go back and recap just what took place with the four teams who call the AFC North home in Week 3.

But first, time to update the standings:

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

Now for the recaps:

Jacksonville Jaguars — 44
Baltimore Ravens — 7

No one, and I mean no one, saw this coming Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London. The Ravens, who didn’t travel to England until Friday, simply didn’t show up. The vaunted defense which has obliterated their first two opponents was reduced to near nothing, and the offense didn’t even gain a first down throughout a quarter and a half. It was an ugly day all around, but I’m sure the Ravens will be back and ready to go for Week 4.

Week 4 opponent: vs. PIT

Chicago Bears — 23
Pittsburgh Steelers — 17 (OT)

If you are going to hand-pick a loss, it would be on the road against an NFC opponent, but that doesn’t excuse, or validate, the Steelers’ performance at Solider Field. It was abysmal, or any other adjective you have in your thesaurus to describe a steaming pile of garbage.

Week 4 opponent: @ BAL

Green Bay Packers — 27
Cincinnati Bengals — 24 (OT)

The Bengals came out firing on all cylinders, and took a demanding lead, but the Bengals were the Bengals and allowed Aaron Rodgers and company to complete a remarkable comeback which was capped off by a thrilling overtime win. The Bengals DID score a touchdown in this game, good for them, but now the question just might be when does Marvin Lewis get fired?

Week 4 opponent: @ CLE

Indianapolis Colts — 31
Cleveland Browns — 28

The Browns were the favored team for the first time in a long time Sunday, and they couldn’t take care of business against the lowly Colts. The Browns might be improved, but you can tell they still have a ways to go before they are considered to be legitimate threats in the AFC North.

Week 4 opponent: vs. CIN