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State of the AFC North 2015: Steelers lose ground while the Bengals look for a top seed

The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns faced off against each other while the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers took on other teams. Not much changed on the AFC North standings, but we'll check out the full standings and see what happened in the best division in football.

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The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns faced off against each other while the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers took on other teams. Not much changed on the AFC North standings, but we'll check out the full standings and see what happened in the best division in football.

AFC North
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
STRK
Bengals
9
2
0
.818
297
193
W1
Steelers
6
5
0
.545
266
230
L1
Ravens
4
7
0
.364
259
276
W2
Browns
2
9
0
.182
213
310
L6

Cincinnati Bengals vs St. Louis Rams:

The Bengals beat up on the same St. Louis Rams that the Ravens squeaked by the week before, ending the game 31-7. One step closer to the playoffs for Andy Dalton and company as they get out of their St. Louis game with their franchise quarterback and starting running back unlike the Ravens. The win throws them up to 9-2, giving them a solid hold on the division crown and one of the best chances at a top seed in the AFC conference playoffs. In fact, the Bengals can secure a playoff spot in week 13 if they win and get a little love from some other teams.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks:

The Steelers would lose a tough game against a confusing Seahawks team that is coming on strong as of late, by a total of 39-30. The Steelers would lose quarterback Ben Roethlisberger again in the middle of a game with a reported concussion, tight end Heath Miller to a rib injury and linebacker Ryan Shazier to a concussion. If any team has had close to as much bad luck on injuries as the Ravens, it's their AFC North counterpart, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it bit them enough to allow 19 points in the final quarter to lose the game.

The Steelers end up 6-5 and still looking at a playoff spot in a weird AFC conference that has just about everyone in it. They are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans and New York Jets at 6-5 and fighting for the wildcard spots.