For at least a week anyway the Ratbirds will occupy the top spot in the AFC North with a 2-0 record to the Steelers 2-1 record. I think it's safe to say that the Browns and Bengals who are both now 0-3 are not going to be a factor in this division race. They both play each other next week as well so one of them will get a win next week and the other one will be 0-4. If I had to pick who I would want to win that game I will go with Cincy because I still think they are a mess and they play at Dallas the next week which is another game they will definitely lose. The Browns should they lose would fall to 0-4 heading into their bye week and then come back and face the Giants on Monday night in Cleveland. Getting back to the Ravens though now all of a sudden this game with Baltimore here at Heinz Field next Monday becomes a very very key game. Should the Steelers win they go to 3-1 and drop the Ravens to 2-1 and then own the head to head tiebraker. Should the Ravens win they go to 3-0 with all 3 wins in the division and put the Steelers at 2-2 and a game in a half behind the Ravens losing the tiebraker. So needless to say it's a huge huge game next Monday night here at Heinz Field.
The way the Ravens D has looked thus far here and as bad as the Steelers oline played today the Steelers had better get their **** together for next week against this tough Ravens defense and do it fast. The bottom line is though this is a game next Monday night with the Ravens who still have a rookie QB playing in Joe Flacco who still didnt look that good today in Cleveland, with the Steelers playing here at home should be able to win and quite frankly a game the Steelers better win. You win this game and get the tiebraker over the Ravens now combined with how bad the Browns and Bengals have been playing you really have a chance now to control this AFC North division going into October and for the majority of the season.