The AFC North should once again grab two playoff spots. Will the Bengals stay atop the division? Can Big Ben make another playoff run with the Steelers? Can the Ravens and Browns improve upon disappointing 2015 seasons?
Can the Ravens bounce back from a 5-11 season? Getting Terrell Suggs back and signing Eric Weddle will help the defense but the Ravens still needs playmakers on offense.
Steve Smith Sr. returns for another season with Mike Wallace and Benjamin Watson joining him as top targets for Joe Flacco. Can they count on winning games with two aging receivers as their downfield threats?
The Bengals had a great regular season again in 2015 but melted down in the playoffs. Terrible penalties cost them a 18-16 home loss to Pittsburgh last season. Are they ready to finally take the step forward and win playoff games?
Karlos Dansby joins the defense that returns 9 starters. He should have an immediate impact and hopefully can be a leader to fill the void by the loss of Reggie Nelson.
Plenty of changes in Cleveland. Hue Jackson takes over the Browns and RGIII was brought in to compete for the starting QB position. The Browns have a long way to go to become competitive weekly in the NFL. The roster lacks talent but Jackson could turn things around if given time.
Le’Veon Bell is facing suspension. He plans to appeal so he might be available at the start of the season. The Steelers should be okay without him.
They add Ladarius Green on offense to replace a retired Heath Miller. Green should be an excellent compliment to Antonio Brown and could become a favorite target for Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers should put up a lot of points again and if the defense can improve against the pass, they could be Super Bowl contenders.
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2016 AFC North Predictions
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