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Ravens' AFC North Rivals Refuse To Go Away

With the Baltimore Ravens relaxing on their Bye Week today, their fans instantly jumped on the bandwagons of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, at least for today. The Titans were playing at the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jags were hosting the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers, Bengals and idle Cleveland Browns were tied at 2-2 going into today, a game behind the 3-1 Ravens.

Along with the real fans of the Titans and Jaguars, our temporary teams did nothing to help the Ravens cause, as Pittsburgh dominated a relatively lackluster Tennessee team, 38-17, in a game not even as close as it may have appeared. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw five TD passes, proving he wasn't hurting as bad as many had either hoped or feared depending on your zip code. 

Cincinnati, behind their impressive rookie QB Andy Dalton, held off Jacksonville, scoring on a fruitless, last second attempt by the Jaguars, who kept lateraling the ball until one of the Bengals scooped it up and ran it in for the defensive TD as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Both the Steelers and Bengals now sit at 3-2, waiting to see what the Ravens will do when they return from their week off to host the Houston Texans next week in Baltimore. The Texans lost to the Oakland Raiders at home 25-20, after having the ball on the Raiders 5-yard line for one final play that Texans QB Matt Schaub could not convert as he threw an interception on the final play.