Let's be real for a minute. The defending AFC North Champions, the Cincinnati Bengals, should be the favorites to repeat and win the division.
Many critics and fans will argue that the addition of Terrell Owens will ruin the Bengals and be a distraction because he is all about himself. Those critics just need to sit down and get their popcorn ready.
The champs are the champs until someone beats them, and they have added more weapons to the team.
The Bengals offense should be much better than last year with the additions of Owens, Antonio Bryant, and Jordan Shipley. The running game should still be a strength as well.
Many people are quick to name the Ravens the favorites because of the players they have added. While their offense will be stronger than last year, their defense has a lot of question marks.
Perhaps in all of the attention the offense is getting, people are forgetting about the defense. This defense is a solid unit that seems to get stronger ever year.
This defense can stop a lot of people and they have an offense to help them and make life easier on them.
The Bengals seem to be the most rounded team in the AFC North. The Bengals would have been tough without Owens, but with the addition of him and the other weapons, the Bengals now have a team that can make a deep run into the playoffs.
This team won the AFC North last year and has gotten better. The Ravens will be their biggest challenge during the season, but can the Ravens defense handle the Bengals offense?
We'll find out, as of now the Bengals should still be considered the favorites until someone takes their division title away.
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