NFL Division Roundup: AFC North

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last week I previewed all four NFC divisions including the South on Bleacher Report. Now it is time to preview the AFC, starting with the North; you can also click the following links to see the West and East previews, and look for the South here soon. As with all other articles in the series, the teams are listed in order of their projected finish.
The Baltimore Ravens have become a legitimate contender to capture the AFC crown by adding Anquan Boldin to their receiving corps. Now that young quarterback Joe Flacco has three targets to give the offense more balance, look for him to have a breakout year.
The Ravens' defense is still one of the better units in the league on the strength of the front seven. Ed Reed gives the team a playmaker in the secondary, but he will have to cover for some questionable corners.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be badly hurt by the loss of Ben Roethlisberger for what looks like four games, but they may not have beaten the Ravens out even...

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