The AFC North is dominated by the Ravens and Steelers, with the Browns and the Bengals having a decent year every so often. It's not so hard to see why, considering the Ravens and Steelers are the best defensive teams of the decade. Expect to see much of the same, except with steady improvement in Cincinnati
1. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)- Despite visiting President Obama, the Steelers haven't changed at all, for good or bad. They still have a run-first offense, and a "beat the crap out of you" defense. They also still have a pathetic offensive line, so don't expect improvement. They'll just stick to their winning formula.
2. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)- The Ravens are making vast improvements on offense and defense. Despite high-profile losses, their defensive nucleus remains intact. With an upgraded offensive line, they will have the same formula as the Steelers, run the ball, then unleash the "beat you until you cry" defense.
Unfortunately, they face a tough schedule this year, so they will have to wait another year to get past 11 wins.
3. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9)- The Bengals need another year until they are in the Lombardi hunt, but they have improved a lot from the disaster that was 2008. They upgrade their D with younger players, and brought in some free agents to help the offense.
4. Cleveland Browns (5-11)- The Browns are in deep... brown. They have yet to resolve their quarterback issues that have nagged them since their re-entry to the league. Their receiver corps have been seeing a decrease, and Jamal Lewis has seen a drop in productivity.