At least for now, the AFC North remains a three-team race.
The Ravens escaped Miami with a tough 26-23 win. The Bengals scored one of the biggest wins of any NFL team this week, knocking the Patriots off 13-6 — and ending Tom Brady's streak of 52 consecutive games with a touchdown.
The Browns defeated the Bills this past Thursday 37-24, but lost quarterback Brian Hoyer for the season to a torn ACL. Brandon Weeden will step back in as Cleveland's starter moving forward, though may not see much of a drop-off now that Josh Gordon is providing a legitimate deep threat at receiver.
The week put all three of these AFC North teams at 3-2. Here's a look at the standings, with current tiebreakers involved.
1. Ravens (3-2, 1-0 AFC North)
2. Browns (3-2, 1-1 AFC North)
3. Bengals (3-2, 1-1 AFC North)
4. Steelers (0-4, 0-1 AFC North)
The Ravens haven't lost in the division, putting them in first place for the time being. With the Browns and Bengals at 1-1 in the division, Cleveland gets the edge for second place it beat Cincinnati.
Then comes the last bit of news Ravens fans will enjoy. Not included in the three-way tie for first place with tiebreakers separating the teams, one team in the division has yet to win a game. On top of that, the Steelers did not play during Week 5, which means they have yet to record a win in 2013.
The Ravens are in first place and the Steelers are a distant last. Ravens fans: Think about that for a moment and soak it in.