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AFC North Standings: Steelers fortunate to remain atop the division heading into Week 7

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed in Miami, but with the rest of the AFC North losing, they remain in first place.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be the best team in the AFC North division, but that certainly doesn't mean what it used to, even in 2015. With the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens stumbling out of the gate, it is Pittsburgh who has held on to first place heading into Week 7.

Let's take a look at how the Ravens, Steelers, Bengals and Cleveland Browns did in Week 6.

Cleveland Browns - 26
Tennessee Titans - 28

It seems we say this every week, but despite the Browns being winless in 2016, this group of young athletes is playing tough under head coach Hue Jackson. The Browns have a rookie quarterback, and other than a few pieces, are playing a majority rookie lineup. Tough times are on the Browns, and is it too early to start looking at mock drafts for the Cleveland fans?

Week 7 game: at Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bengals - 17
New England Patriots - 35

Don't look now, but the Bengals have dropped 4 of their last 5 games. A horrid stretch for the Bengals, but all to really tough opponents. They have lost back-to-back games against the Denver Broncos and now the Patriots. At 2-4, the Bengals will have to get their act together, or pray for others to collapse, if they want to stay relevant in the AFC North, and the race to the AFC playoffs.

Week 7 game: vs. Cleveland

Baltimore Ravens - 23
New York Giants - 27

This back-and-forth affair ended with the Ravens blowing a lead at the hands of Odell Beckham Jr. After a crazy finish, the Ravens have lost three straight football games to the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and now the Giants. Over the last three games, the Ravens have lost by a combined 11-points. Nonetheless, the Ravens are now 3-3 and staring up at Pittsburgh entering Week 7.

Week 7 game: at New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers - 15
Miami Dolphins - 30

Losing to the Miami Dolphins wasn't enough. No, Ben Roethlisberger was injured in the game casting a dark shadow over the Pittsburgh Steelers as the New England Patriots await in Week 7. Pittsburgh is 1-2 on the road this season, and has yet to sack the quarterback away from Heinz Field. There are issues across the board, but injuries are the main factor in the their inconsistency issues. Getting players like Ryan Shazier, Marcus Gilbert and Cameron Heyward back, will be a welcome sight for the black and gold faithful.

Week 6 AFC North Standings:

Pittsburgh Steelers - 4-2
Baltimore Ravens - 3-3
Cincinnati Bengals - 2-4
Cleveland Browns - 0-6