AFC North Articles

DraftKings Lineup Picks for the NFL Conference Championship Games
Trying to pick the optimal DraftKings lineup for the NFL's (NFC and AFC) conference championship games on Sunday? Our football experts are here to help.   Here’s what our optimal DFS lineup looks like.   QB Matt Ryan ($...
Rob McVey
3 days ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The bitter AFC North rivalry between the Steelers and Ravens will be renewed on Christmas night in Pittsburgh. And as usual between these two teams, the stakes are high. The Steelers hold a one-game lead in the battle to win the AFC North and can...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Le'Veon Bell
There is certainly no love lost between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals in what has become one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL. It goes beyond AFC North foes, which became quite evident in last season’s ugly, yet...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Andy Dalton
An AFC North clash looks a bit different than it did earlier in the year as Cincinnati travels to Baltimore, hoping to salvage their season from completely spiraling out of control. Both teams are coming off tough losses on the field but are...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The Dallas Cowboys’ (8-1) last-minute 35-30 win over the Steelers last Sunday was their eighth victory in a row and helped them maintain a two-game lead over the surging Giants in the NFC East. The victory also provided “America...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Terrelle Pryor
The Cleveland Browns are pretty much what most observers expected this season – the worst team in the NFL. When they traded down in the draft from No. 2 to No. 15, leaving the best quarterbacks for other teams, the message was clear. They...
John Gworek
2 months ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The Steelers and Ravens have played some classics; they don’t like each other, and when they meet there is usually a lot at stake in the AFC North. Sunday’s game is no different, as the winner will have a least a share of the lead in...
John Gworek
2 months ago
College football fans frequently argue about the superiority or inferiority of conferences. As much as those in the NFL like to maintain that parity exists across its divisions, fans believe differently. How can fans settle the debate? By applying...
John La Fleur
3 months ago
Antonio Brown
The AFC North is always one of the more competitive division races in the NFL and the three main contenders for the title in 2016 all got off to a very good 1-0 start in Week 1. Things will move into overdrive for the second week of the...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
Some surprises, both the good and bad kind, in Week 1 in terms of fantasy performances by wide receivers and tight ends. Before we look ahead to Week 2, let’s see how my Week 1 advice fared.   Good Calls...   Start Donte...
Michael Horvath
4 months ago
The AFC North is always one of the most intriguing divisions in the NFL. We do know the Browns will be one of the worst teams while the Ravens have to have better luck when it comes to injuries. Still, once again, this is going to be a race between...
Matt Josephs
5 months ago
Cincinnati won the AFC North for the second time in three years last season, but lost in the Wild Card Round for the fifth straight season. The Bengals will try once again to get over that hump this season, but will face a stiff test from the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
John Harbaugh
The Ravens followed an uncharacteristic 5-11 season, the first losing campaign in John Harbaugh’s eight-year tenure, with an equally unusual offseason. Normally content to mostly sit out free agency, the Ravens were aggressive in March,...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Andy Dalton
Marvin Lewis has been the most successful coach in Cincinnati Bengals history by most measures. He’s coached the team longer than anyone, including founding father Paul Brown. He’s won more games (112) than any coach in franchise...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Ben Roethlisberger
There are two ways to look at the Steelers’ 2015 season, and coach Mike Tomlin prefers the less sympathetic version.   On one hand, the Steelers could take solace in the fact that they finished 10–6 and sent Cincinnati out the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Isaiah Crowell
The Browns are starting over — again — and still have more questions than answers across their depth chart. New coach Hue Jackson will call his own plays and hand-picked his first quarterback, Robert Griffin III, who was released by...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
What makes a rivalry – competition or geography? While the easy answer is “both,” the 128th meeting of the “Turnpike Rivalry” would indicate the answer is geography. Because while Browns-Steelers games haven...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
Marvin Lewis
The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a tough defeat against the Broncos in overtime on Monday night, knocking them from the coveted second seed in the AFC for the time being. The Bengals could still get the second seed back, but it will take a win...
Mike Dussault
1 year ago
Ben Roethlisberger
It is commonplace for sportswriters to talk about history when previewing games. But in this case, does it matter? Yes, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers play in perhaps the most bitter contemporary rivalry in the NFL, though with...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
For all the talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers being the team you don't want to face in the playoffs following their 45-10 rout of the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals know if they defeat the Steelers this Sunday at home, they'll...
Marky Billson
1 year ago
Josh McCown
There has been plenty to discuss in regard to the Baltimore Ravens (3-7) and Cleveland Browns (2-8) in the past week. Unfortunately, Monday night’s prime time matchup between these two teams has not been at the forefront...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Thanksgiving Day was just the appetizer for Week 12 NFL and fantasy action. For the first time since Week 3 all 32 teams are in action, which means we still have 13 games to go between Sunday and Monday. Fantasy-wise, it also means that you...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Eddie Lacy
While there are plenty of things to be thankful for, one of them for football (and fantasy) fans is three games on Thanksgiving Day! And speaking of these three, oh-so-tasty matchups, what is a fantasy owner to do? While some decisions, like...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Matt Forte
Is it just me or is the NFL and fantasy season flying by? Can you believe that it’s Thanksgiving already? The really good news is that since we are now in Week 12, every team has had their bye. So that means from here on out we have a...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
It seems the quarterbacking situation of the 127th meeting of "The Blue Collar Bowl" between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers may be backwards. If the season ended today, the Steelers (5-4) would make the...
Marky Billson
1 year ago

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