1. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
2. Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
3. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
4. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
The Steelers should be good enough to win this division again; they kept many of their AFC Champion team intact and Roethlisberger is not starting the season under suspension this year.
Baltimore still has a stellar defense, but the offense took a big hit in free agency as it lost some key components. The Ravens will make a push for the playoffs, but I do not see them being as good as they were last year.
Cleveland took some positive strides and won some big games last year, restoring hope for its fans. The team isn't good enough to make an impact this year, but it is steadily improving and the Dawg Pound should remain optimistic about its team in the coming years.
The Bengals, in my opinion, are probably the worst team in football. They suffered losses like Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, Carson Palmer and Jonathan Joseph in the offseason while gaining basically nothing besides rookie quarterback Andy Dalton. Most of the players mentioned above have had attitude issues, but they were some of the most talented members on the team.