The Ravens Didn't Get True Revenge, but That's Fine and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 24, 2012

Bob Blubaugh of the Carroll County Times says that the Baltimore Ravens' 31-10 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night cannot possibly avenge the loss in the AFC Championship Game, but it certainly carries great meaning.

That it at least came down to a field goal, just as in their last meaning, is certainly ironic. The game was very similar to January's meeting, but Blubaugh says there's no trophies for winning in September, and he's right. This was a very different game than one that could lead to a Super Bowl appearance, and there's nothing wrong with that.


Baltimore Ravens

For all of the controversy surrounding Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal against the New England Patriots on Sunday, it's simply not reviewable, writes Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun.

John Jenkins of Bleacher Report breaks down the seven things we learned about the Baltimore Ravens in their win over New England.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had no trouble putting up points in their win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the table was set for such a big victory in their tone-setting opening-play touchdown, a 73-yard bomb from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to A.J. Green.

Bleacher Report's David Campbell gives us his Bengals winners and losers in the win over Washington.


Cleveland Browns

Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer gives us his thoughts on the Browns' loss to the Buffalo Bills and why it signals that Cleveland's season is all but over already.

Matt Fitzgerald of Bleacher Report breaks down the biggest winners and losers for the Browns in their defeat at the hands of the Bills on Sunday.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hands out his grades for the Steelers in their loss to the Oakland Raiders, and it's not pretty. The team gets an overall grade of D+ for their efforts.

After losing to the Raiders on Sunday, thanks a great deal to their defense, Jesse Reed of Bleacher Report wonders if that particular Steelers unit is the most overrated in the NFL.