Joey Bag of Donuts | February 21st, 2019
The Pittsburgh Steelers went 13-3 in 2017 and many predicted they would be one of the top teams in the AFC. Instead, they didn’t even make the playoffs. What happened?
Hunter Neel | October 6th, 2018
With the NFL season already a quarter of the way through, it is time to check up on some of the top divisions around the league. The crazy thing…the AFC North was not thought of as a top division in football at all entering the season. It’s crazy how fast team turnover can be in the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to rebound after a disappointing end to an otherwise successful campaign in 2017 after being bounced in the AFC Divisional Round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers offensive core remains in tact, but the problematic defensive woes may not be remedied just yet. The clock is ticking on franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, and the Steelers need to utilize the time remaining in his deteriorating body before possibly falling back into the cellar of the league.
The Cleveland Browns’ infamously ugly 2017 campaign felt like a punctuation for an organization that has been littered with dysfunction and poor play since its (re)inception in 1999. The Browns have won just four contests since 2015, and the team knows it needs to push harder this season in a division that features far fewer top-tier threats than in years past. After some massive roster shake-ups and multiple early round picks, the Browns look to rewrite the narrative of a franchise that buried itself in the cellar of the NFL and hasn’t seen much light since.
Givanni Damico | August 22nd, 2018
The Cincinnati Bengals have been spiraling downward the last two seasons. They don’t seem to be heading in the right direction either. But we all know how the NFL landscape can change from year to year. Will 2018 finally be the year that Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton win a playoff game?
For three straight seasons, the Baltimore Ravens have been watching the NFL playoffs from their couches, and their magical 2012 Super Bowl run feels like a distant memory. After opening up the checkbook for some key additions on both sides of the ball, Baltimore looks to challenge the defending AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers and return to the playoff picture.