The AFC North is shaping up to be one of the hottest divisions in the entire NFL. After spitting out three playoff teams in 2011, the division could definitely repeat the feat in 2012.
Baltimore has started hot, as everyone expected, Cincinnati is 3-2 and Pittsburgh looks to be bouncing back from a 1-2 start. As for Cleveland—well, we're getting what we expected to get, but there are signs of a team that may compete in a couple of seasons.
Only five weeks have gone by, so it may be too soon to summarize these teams and define what they are. But let's be honest here, we all do that week after week, so I'll join that bandwagon.
Let's examine how the AFC North will shape up by season's end.