CHANGING OF THE GUARD

After a season changing decision, the Ravens had enough gas left in the tank to outlast Pittsburgh and Cleveland en route to claiming the division title, while Cincinnati continued in their all too familiar losing ways. 

Lance Goodman

7/16/19

2018 SEASON REVIEW
BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore established itself early as a team to be reckoned with but hit some rough patches before an injury to starting Quarterback Joe Flacco, allowed for Rookie Lamar Jackson to take over and lead the Ravens to a division title.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh got off to a hot start and looked like a team primed for a deep Playoff run but by years end, the all to well known soap opera took over the Steelers locker room, as the team stumbled and missed out on the post season. 

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Cleveland had a legit shot at making the Playoffs but couldn't overcome early set backs that included bad Field Goal kicking and a coaching fall out. Nonetheless, the Browns did a great job at re- tooling their roster and gained alot of confidence along the way. 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

A 3-1 start to the season, caused people to take Cincinnati serious for about 2 seconds before the Bengals revealed their true colors, caught the injury bug and eventually fell victim to another losing season that led to the departure of Head Coach Marvin Lewis.

2018 FINAL AFC NORTH OFF SEASON GRADES
  • Cleveland: A

  • Baltimore: A

  • Pittsburgh: C

  • Cincinnati: C-

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2018 RECORDS

Baltimore 10-6

Pittsburgh 9-6-1

Cleveland 7-8-1

Cincinnati 6-10