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AFC North Standings: Division is wide open after Steelers fall to Ravens in Week 9

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their grip on the division lead, and it is safe to call the AFC North wide open entering the second half of the season.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers would defeat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 and give the AFC North at least one team considered legitimate. What happened? Well, let’s just say the AFC North is the king of mediocrity after Week 9 of NFL action.

Let’s take a look at what went down in the AFC North in Week 9, and moving forward.

Dallas Cowboys - 35
Cleveland Browns - 10

The Browns haven’t won a game yet this year, but what can you expect when the team has no clue who will be under center on a week-by-week basis? Dallas worked the Browns in every way imaginable, and you have to wonder if Cleveland will win a game in 2016.

Week 10 opponent: at Baltimore (Thursday Night Football)

Pittsburgh Steelers - 14
Baltimore Ravens - 21

There were times throughout the game where it looked as if the team which sucked the worst was going to win. The game was riddled with penalties, poor decision making and just a flat out poorly played game. Nonetheless, the Steelers lose, and lost control of the division all in the same week.

Week 10 opponent: Pittsburgh vs. Dallas
Week 10 opponent: vs. Cleveland (Thursday Night Football)

Cincinnati Bengals - BYE WEEK
Week 10 opponent: at New York Giants (Monday Night Football)

Updated AFC North Standings:
Baltimore Ravens - 4-4
Pittsburgh Steelers - 4-4
Cincinnati Bengals - 3-4-1
Cleveland Browns - 0-8