Let's see what everyone's thoughts are on how the AFC North will end up in 2011. I'll bookmark this thread and then we'll see how we all did once the season is over.
Honestly this race is once again between the Steelers and Ravens, I have zero doubt of that. Now, the Browns will be competitive, I see them going 8-8 and possibly being a spoiler late in the year. Remember the Steelers play the Browns twice late in the season which means that those games will be no gimme. There is nothing they like better than beating us, and considering their fans go crazy on the rare times they do beat our Steelers, I see them going full bore.
The season will be starting out on a high note in week 1 as we play the Ravens on the road. Whichever team wins will immediately have a leg up in the division. It's imperative that the Steelers start strong and get this win right outta the gate. Splitting this series is a distinct possibility but if the Steelers can steal one on the road on 9/11, I like their chances to really get on a roll during that first part of the season when most of the tough games are on the dockett.
The Bengals are a train wreck, if Cedric Benson goes down at all they might as well hang it up.
The most likely finishing scenarios are in the poll, I refuse to even consider putting the Bengals or Browns in as a possibility to win the AFC North, let's be realistic here!