Changing Tides In The AFC North

What’s up with the AFC North?

The NFL’s toughest division is having a tough year all-around. The mainstays are just trying to stay relevant at the midpoint of the season and The Bengals (6-3) are in control of a division that may send only one team to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

“I’ve been used to seeing Pittsburgh and Baltimore so many years at the top of this division,” Bengals safety Chris Crocker said. “Things have really changed. Those teams have gone through transition and so have we… We got a lot of young talent and just been playing very well.”

The rest of the division? Not so well. Cincinnati has a two-game lead and can pretty much scuttle the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens (3-5) with a victory in Baltimore on Sunday while the Steelers (2-6) are playing as poorly as any Pittsburgh team in the last 25 years.

Source: Associated Press