Elite Sports NY’s 2016 NFL Preview & Predictions

Chuck Cook, USATSI
Chuck Cook, USATSI

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers – 13-3, 5-1
  2. Baltimore Ravens – 9-7, 3-3
  3. Cincinnati Bengals – 8-8, 2-4
  4. Cleveland Browns – 4-12, 2-4

steelers_150For the first time in a long time, the highly competitive AFC North is one team’s to lose. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers and everybody else.

The likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’veon Bell will field one of the better, if not they best offense in the league. The question surrounding the Steelers will come when opposing QBs drop back and pass. If Mike Tomlin’s secondary doesn’t greatly disappoint, as they did in 2015, the Steelers will be BYE bound this year.

Never bet agins John Harbaugh and a great organization such as the Baltimore Ravens two years in a row. Last season’s 5-11 record simply shouldn’t be counted on again.

While the Cincinnati Bengals are still talented, the question of Hugh Jackson’s importance will be seriously tested in 2016. The Cleveland Browns may have some solid moments, but will fail to win more than four games.

NEXT: AFC South


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