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COMMON ENEMIES

The Ravens ran away from the pack in 2019, taking the division for the second straight year. But with each new season, comes a new challenge, as fierce rivalries in the AFC North never get old.

Lance Goodman

October 2020

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AFC NORTH 
BALTIMORE RAVENS 

Led by MVP Lamar Jackson, the Ravens return this year hungry, anxious and more desperate than ever after catching fire in 2019, going 14-2 in the regular season and earning home field advantage, before suffering a devastating loss at home in the Divisional Round.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

After losing starting Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early last season, the Steelers were all but done. But a key trade on defense along with the Championship leadership of Head Coach Mike Tomlin, allowed Pittsburgh to fight until the end. Now Roethlisberger is back and Pittsburgh is expected to be back in the Playoff hunt.

CLEVELAND BROWNS 

Coming into last season the Browns were flying high, as they were highly touted by the media as a Playoff contender but found out the hard way, names on a roster don't automatically equal wins. This year, Cleveland has a new Head Coach and is back flying under the radar, fully focused on playing football.

2019 SEASON GRADES

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CINCINNATI BENGALS 

To be brutally honest the Bengals weren't a good football team last year. Key injuries on offense, along with a lack luster defense and inexperienced new Head Coach, was a recipe for disaster. But the losing did earn them the #1 overall pick in this years Draft, in which they selected Heisman Trophy winner Quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU. Let's see if the hometown kid can restore some pride and excitement in the city and organization.