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AFC North Standings: Week 13

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The Baltimore Ravens would stop themselves from their first three-game win streak of the season by losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Meanwhile the Cincinnati Bengals would beat up on the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers would take out the Indianapolis Colts to inch closer to the playoffs.

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The Baltimore Ravens would stop themselves from their first three-game win streak of the season by losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Meanwhile the Cincinnati Bengals would beat up on the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers would take out the Indianapolis Colts to inch closer to the playoffs.

Let's look at the standings heading into week 14 before we do a quick recap on each team and game.

The Bengals are the leaders of the division. Unless they have a complete melt down through the remaining four games and the Steelers play out of their minds, the Cincinnati Bengals will take the AFC North crown and likely lose it early in the playoffs as they are used to doing.

The Steelers have been battling some major injuries and still find themselves with a winning record. Since the AFC has been so terrible this season, if they keep chugging along, they should be the second AFC North team to see the playoffs this year.

The Ravens and Browns are seeing who can out-suck the other for the top draft spot. Yet, the Ravens in a fashion much like their season so far, can't even be good at being bad.

AFC North
NFL standings
#
Team
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
1
Bengals
10
2
0
.833
334
196
5-0-1
5-0-1
W2
2
Steelers
7
5
0
.583
311
240
5-0-2
2-0-3
W1
3
Ravens
4
8
0
.333
272
291
2-0-3
2-0-5
L1
4
Browns
2
10
0
.167
216
347
1-0-5
1-0-5
L7

Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns: 37-3

The Browns would go on to start quarterback Austin Davis this week instead of Johnny Manziel. It went about as well as you'd expect it to. Tempting the Browns to beat them through the air, the Bengals did a good job of stopping the run and snagging both a fumble and interception to help distance themselves. The Bengals offense would walk through the Browns defense as A.J. Green would have 5 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown, while running back Jeremy Hill fell 2 yards short short of 100 yards on the game, but still put it in the endzone once.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers: 10-45

About as dominant of a game as you could have, the Steelers destroyed the Colts on the scoreboard and on the stat sheet. Ben Roethlisberger notched 4 touchdowns and no interceptions along with his 364 yards through the air, while De'Angelo Williams would rush the ball 26 times for 134 yards. The highlight of the day would be Antonio Brown squashing his nuts against the goal post after a punt return touchdown.

Matt Hasselbeck would have the opposite day as he would only throw for 169 yards, a touchdown, and 2 costly interceptions. As if he was playing by himself, the rest of the Colts offense have stats reminiscent of Trent Dilfer led Ravens team.