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AFC North Recap: Week 2 shakes up division from top to bottom

Week 2 in the NFL is officially over, and what a week it was in the AFC North! It was “division week” for the four teams who call the AFC North home, with everyone having a divisional matchup in Week 2. Needless to say, a lot of stuff took place in Week 2 which has re-shaped the division standings.

Time to take a look at the games, and how they went down, as well as update the standings and look ahead to Week 3 matchups. Let’s go!

Baltimore Ravens – 27
Cincinnati Bengals – 24

This game might have a 3-point win for the Ravens, but it was far from a close game. Lamar Jackson played a great game, and the Bengals had no answer for the Ravens. In case you missed the game, the Ravens dominated the game and were able to ice this game away late. Throw in the fact Joe Burrow re-aggravated his calf injury and it fans of the Bengals might be getting close to pushing the panic button, even this early in the season. A great win for the Ravens, and another poor outing for the Bengals who fall to 0-2.

Pittsburgh Steelers – 26
Cleveland Browns – 22

Pretty? No. Necessary? Absolutely. It took a herculean effort by the Steelers defense, to the tune of 14 points scored by the defense, to win the game. While the Steelers’ offense remains a giant work-in-progress, finding a way to win games the way they did is better than starting the year 2-0. The Steelers first divisional game was a win, and it helps propel them up the standings. For the Browns, Deshaun Watson looked less than stellar, and the injury to Nick Chubb has put a cloud over the organization as they prepare for Week 3.

AFC North Standings

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

AFC North Week 3 Schedule

Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns — Sunday, 1pm ET
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens — Sunday, 1pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders — Sunday Night Football, 8:20pm ET
Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals — Monday Night Football, 8:15pm ET


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