The AFC North should be a division to watch as all four teams in the division used this offseason to reload via free agency and draft. In a way, it is possible that any of these teams can win the division. Here are the AFC Predictions and Previews of the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals– The Bengals is coming off a season in which they won the North for the first time since 2009, going 11-5. They were bounced out of the playoffs by the San Diego Chargers in the Wild Card round. The Bengals haven’t really did any major offseason moves. Will this hurt the Bengals during the season?
2014 Record-10-6, Second in the AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers-The Steelers are coming off a disappointing season going 8-8. The Steelers have a great offseason including adding deep threat receiver Lance Moore away from the Saints and free safety Mike Mitchell. The signing of Mitchell is huge because free safety was a position that the Steelers was lacking. Can the Steelers return to their championship form again or will it be another long winter in Pittsburgh?
2014 Record– 9-7, Third in the AFC North
Baltimore Ravens– The 2013 Super Bowl Champs went a pedestrian 8-8 last season. They went 10-6 the year before. With the addition of a new offensive coordinator in Gary Kubiak and the signing of wide receiver Steve Smith, can the new offense deliver?
2014 Record-11-5, First in the AFC North
Cleveland Browns– Oh those Cleveland Browns. The Browns went 4-12 last season. Actually they did pretty well early in the season and thought they had their quarterback of the future in Brian Hoyer. However, they drafted Johnny Manziel. The question for the entire Browns season is: Who will finish the season as QB?
2014 Record– 6-10, Last in the AFC North