The AFC North battle is getting a little more interesting after week 14. The Steelers inched closer to the Cincinnati Bengals, while the Baltimore Ravens inched closer to the Cleveland Browns. While polar opposites in play and for opposite reasons, all teams are battling for something.
The Steelers and Bengals are vying for the AFC North crown and eventual playoff spots. On the other end, the Browns and Ravens are fighting for a better draft position. Enough talk about it, let's look at exactly what happened Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals: 33-20
A heated battle that started well before the game as the two teams had a ruckus at midfield during the team stretches. This one got out of hand quickly for the Cincinnati Bengals as they lost starting quarterback Andy Dalton during the game and for at least one more week to a fractured thumb. The Steelers would ride their running attack and defense to a comfortable win and another step closer to the top spot in the AFC North
San Francisco 49ers vs Cleveland Browns: 10-24
The return of Johnny "Money" Manziel. One that saw him play alright and beat the crap out of a tablet.
The Niners are in full implosion mode apparently. The Cleveland Browns took it to the 49ers all game long, allowing them their only touchdown of the game to happen with less than two minutes on the clock, in obvious garbage time. The big news was on Isaiah Crowell as he rushed for 145 yards on just 20 carries, giving the Browns 14 points solely on his legs. The win pushes the Browns to 3-10 and a game closer to the Ravens, giving fans hope that Baltimore might be able to steal the top pick in the NFL Draft if they keep playing like they did on Sunday.