2011 AFC North Predictions: Which Team Will Be Crowned Division Champs?

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2011 AFC North Predictions: Which Team Will Be Crowned Division Champs?

When it comes to the AFC North, everyone knows what to expect.

No, it's not explosive offenses and inflated scores. It's brutal, hard-hitting defense with points being rare and infrequent.

Heading into the 2011 season, the Steelers and Ravens are once again expected to battle for division supremacy from the first to the final week of the season.

No one is giving the Browns or Bengals any remote chance at the top spot and, frankly, no one can blame them.

The Browns are switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense and are once again replacing an inadequate head coach.

The Bengals are starting a rookie quarterback since Carson Palmer has retired after his trade demands were not met.

Further losses include their best cover corner in Jonathan Joseph to free agency, though the Bengals did acquire Nate Clements from the 49ers.

Combine this with the fact that there were no OTAs and mini camps to prepare with, and both teams will have their work cut out for them this year.

Then again, this is the NFL and freaky stuff happens all the time. So without further ado, here are my 2011 AFC North predictions.

2011 Schedule: NFC West, AFC South, AFC North and the inter-conference games. 

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