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AFC North

Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:14 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2008 1:25 pm
 

Since it is close to that time of year, i might as well give my pre-preseason predictions of what i think will happen in the AFC North.

The schedule this year appears really tough. At least, right now based on last years events. With the sched containing the NFC East and the AFC South, it can easily make the winner of our division a 9-7 team. It's just which team is that 9-7 division winner.  I also believe this years division will be abnormally close from top to bottom. Has a division ever had a year which no team wins or losses 10 games?

Pittsburgh is due for a so-so year. Willie Parker doesn't appear to be able to be a star on his own with a RB that can barrel up the gut for short yardage for him. And unless Limas Sweed shows up as the second receiver behind Ward, the Steelers offense could struggle at times. 

Prediction: I'll say Pittsburgh goes 8-8. 

Cincinnati has fire power on offense. They won't stop anyone though. And there's the off field problems. Unless Rudi Johnson returns to the heavy duty back he was a couple years ago, the Bengals will only go as far as Carson "i can't stand the Buckeyes" Palmer and Ocho Cinco can take them.

Prediction: Cincinnati will go 7-9.

Batimore still can play defense. That will keep them in games right there, but there age on D will start to show. Willis McGahee is a good back, but with the retirement of Ogden, and the lack of a solid QB, the offense will struggle.

Prediction: Baltimore will be your big loser at 5-11.

Cleveland is just as stacked on offense as anyone. The only real question is can Stallworth can prove to be worth the money and be a soled number two WR? In my opinion the defense will only improve if the d-line pickups stabilize that position.

Prediction: I sound like a homer, but the Browns will win the division at 9-7 only because the Steelers schedule is tougher since the play the Pats and Chargers, while the Brownies get the Bills and Broncos.

*This was my first Blog in history, hope I gave something worth reading.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 9:02 am
 

AFC North

AFC North

 

Sorry about the multiple posts btw

Nice first blog damartyman.  Don't feel bad about so few responses.  It happens to me all the time. 

At least the schedules are tough for all the teams in the AFC North with all teams playing the NFC East and AFC South that collectively fielded half of last years twelve playoff teams.  Plus they have to play each other twice.  That only leaves two games for each team where the schedules are different:

  • Pittsburgh:  New England, San Diego
  • Cleveland:  Buffalo, Denver
  • Cincinnati:  NYJ, KC
  • Baltimore:  Miami, Oakland

Each team in the AFC North plays one team from the AFC East and West based on how they finished in the standings.  Pittsburgh has it the toughest, and should give the Browns a slight edge, so long as they at least split with Pittsburgh head to head.  Losing twice to Pittsburgh was their untimate downfall last year, not the Bengals game as most fans claim.  Losing twice to Pittsburgh also cost the Browns the tie-breaker. 

All-in-all, I like your summary, although I feel Baltimore with Miami and Oakland should do a little better than 5-11.

GO BROWNS 

 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 8:55 am
 

AFC North

Nice first blog damartyman.  Don't feel bad about so few responses.  It happens to me all the time. 

At least the schedules are tough for all the teams in the AFC North with all teams playing the NFC East and AFC South that collectively fielded half of last years twelve playoff teams.  Plus they have to play each other twice.  That only leaves two games for each team where the schedules are different:

  • Pittsburgh:  New England, San Diego
  • Cleveland:  Buffalo, Denver
  • Cincinnati:  NYJ, KC
  • Baltimore:  Miami, Oakland

Each team in the

 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 8:55 am
 

AFC North

Nice first blog damartyman.  Don't feel bad about so few responses.  It happens to me all the time. 

At least the schedules are tough for all the teams in the AFC North with all teams playing the NFC East and AFC South that collectively fielded half of last years twelve playoff teams.  Plus they have to play each other twice.  That only leaves two games for each team where the schedules are different:

  • Pittsburgh:  New England, San Diego
  • Cleveland:  Buffalo, Denver
  • Cincinnati:  NYJ, KC
  • Baltimore:  Miami, Oakland

Each team in

 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 8:55 am
 

AFC North

Nice first blog damartyman.  Don't feel bad about so few responses.  It happens to me all the time. 

At least the schedules are tough for all the teams in the AFC North with all teams playing the NFC East and AFC South that collectively fielded half of last years twelve playoff teams.  Plus they have to play each other twice.  That only leaves two games for each team where the schedules are different:

  • Pittsburgh:  New England, San Diego
  • Cleveland:  Buffalo, Denver
  • Cincinnati:  NYJ, KC
  • Baltimore:  Miami, Oakland

Each team

 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 8:55 am
 

AFC North

Nice first blog damartyman.  Don't feel bad about so few responses.  It happens to me all the time. 

At least the schedules are tough for all the teams in the AFC North with all teams playing the NFC East and AFC South that collectively fielded half of last years twelve playoff teams.  Plus they have to play each other twice.  That only leaves two games for each team where the schedules are different:

  • Pittsburgh:  New England, San Diego
  • Cleveland:  Buffalo, Denver
  • Cincinnati:  NYJ, KC
  • Baltimore:  Miami, Oakland

Each

 




Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2008 3:59 pm
 

AFC North

The schedules will be the difference in this Division, Cleveland and baltimore have the best chance.  IF the Ravens can get Brett Favre look out. 



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