Share & Comment:

AFC North Recap: Division becomes a cluster after Week 8

Week 8 is officially in the rear view mirror for all four teams who call the AFC North home were active last weekend. Half of the division were big winners, while the other half found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger.

Time to take stock of what happened in the AFC North, and what is coming up…

Jacksonville Jaguars – 20
Pittsburgh Steelers – 10

This dud of a game will be remembered in Pittsburgh for a very long time, and for multiple reasons. Botched calls, poor play, awful coaching. You name it, and it was bad. Let’s move on…

Cincinnati Bengals – 31
San Francisco 49ers – 17

The Bengals were coming off their bye week, and they came back in a big way. They looked every bit the AFC powerhouse against the now-struggling 49ers. The Bengals did all this on the road, but the road ahead doesn’t get much easier for Burrow and the boys.

Seattle Seahawks – 24
Cleveland Browns – 20

In a weird game which saw P.J. Walker as the Browns’ starting quarterback again, the Seahawks made just enough plays to win. What might have been the most shocking? That the Browns’ stellar defense allowed 24 total points to Seattle. That’s two weeks in a row the Browns defense has surrendered 24+ points. Time for concern? Not yet…

Baltimore Ravens – 31
Arizona Cardinals – 24

The final score of this game was not nearly as close as the score might indicate. The Ravens ran the ball all over the Cardinals, and if not for a late push by Arizona it would have been a blowout. Lamar Jackson’s dominance over NFC opponents continue, with another tough test coming to M&T Bank Stadium next Sunday.

AFC North Standings

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

AFC North Week 9 Schedule

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers — 8:15pm EST – Thursday Night Football
Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens — 1:00pm EST – Sunday
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns — 1:00pm EST – Sunday
Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals — 8:20pm EST – Sunday Night Football


Sign up below for the latest news, stories and podcasts from our affiliates