AFC North Week 4 Recap

The AFC North has been a roller coaster of shockers and stunners since Week 1.

This week has been no different. With the Ravens leading the division and the Browns second in the division, one of those two had to take the top spot. With the Bengals and the Steelers at the bottom of the barrel in the division, someone had to get their first win. All four teams had the opportunity to shake up the division with two divisional games: Browns Vs Ravens and Bengals vs Steelers.

Let’s break down these divisional contests:

Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens

With the Ravens coming in at 2-1, it was predicted by many including myself that Baltimore would win this football game especially with how Lamar Jackson has been playing in the first three weeks and how stifling the Ravens defense is known to be but that was not the case. In a stunner, the Cleveland Browns actually defeated the Ravens in the first AFC North battle this season. That’s extremely rare. Even though Baker Mayfield threw his 6th interception of the season even though this one was on Jarvis Landry, he was spectacular, 20 for 30, 342 yards and 1 TD. Landry was wonderful as well getting 167 yards receiving.

Lamar Jackson was good, but he was exposed as well. 247 yards, 3 TDs, and 2 INTs. Browns win 40-25.

Stud Of The Game: Nick Chubb – 20 carries, 165 yards, 3 TDs

Result: CLE 40 – BAL 25

Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The two basement teams of the AFC North going face to face and while both of these teams, you would expect that Cincinnati would have gotten the win here. Yeah, no. The Bengals were run over by a Roethlisberger-less Steelers team. Andy Dalton was completely shut down, 171 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT and he fumbled the ball twice. Steelers backup QB Mason Rudolph was near perfect, 24/28, 229 yards and 2 TDs. Pittsburgh wins 27-3.

Stud Of The Game: Mason Rudolph – 24/28, 229 yards, 2 TDs

Result: PIT 27- CIN 3

STANDINGS

Cleveland Browns 2-2

Baltimore Ravens 2-2

Pittsburgh Steelers 1-3

Cincinnati Bengals 0-4

TAKEAWAYS

Baltimore’s defense was exposed, and the offensive line was bad as well.

Cleveland showed the potential that we expected them to have before the season began.

Pittsburgh still isn’t the same Steelers, but Mason Rudolph is a good backup QB.

Cincinnati needs immediate change.

PREDICTIONS

Baltimore beats Steelers 30-13

Cleveland beats 49ers 24-20

Cincinnati loses to Arizona 25-10

Stay tuned to All Everything Entertainment as the NFL season goes on and the wild battle for the AFC North crown continues.

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