Pittsburgh Steelers lost badly to the Patriots at 33-3 and still, they are predicted to be the best team of AFC North in NFL 2019 season. Cleveland Browns were considered the leaders of their division during the preseason, but Odell Beckham Jr only disappointed as they lost to Tennessee Titan at 43-13.
Baltimore Ravens were the only team to put up solid numbers when they defeated Miami Dolphins by a massive 59-10 score. Cincinnati Bengals put up a great fight and lost only at 21-20 to the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Week 1 games changed their betting odds and here are the predictions for AFC North teams for the rest of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers losing to New England Patriots was only a one time event and the team won’t have to face the Super Bowl winners for the second time. The offensive side of Steelers has to bounce back after the departures of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.
The 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers pic.twitter.com/xODQ1NLcrk
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 9, 2019
Ben Rothlisberger is holding on to a passer rating of 65.6 and there is still room for improvement. While James Connor had 10 rushes for 21 yards, the other team members have to step up for the rest of 2019 season games.
Baltimore Ravens have a strong offense and they need to continue with that. The Ravens will face the Steelers in the Week 5 game and it will decide the fate of their division. Lamar Jackson is the strongest name in the Ravens who can make a huge difference for the rest of the games.
The Baltimore Ravens 42 points scored are the most in the 1st half in Ravens's history. pic.twitter.com/W2OQSCD9lp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 8, 2019
Jackson had a perfect passer rating, completing 17 of 20 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns. The Ravens are the defending champions of AFC North title and hope they can repeat the same in the regular season.
Cleveland Browns were hyped very much when they signed in Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon. But they didn’t perform as per their names and the team lost their opener game at their home ground. It doesn’t mean the Browns can’t make a comeback, they had a 7-8-1 record in 2018 season and can make it better this year.
Cincinnati Bengals might be considered as the worst team of AFC North division but they are making progress. Despite them losing the opening game, their confidence is high as it was so close. The Bengals can pull a shocker in the NFL 2019 season and quality for the playoffs too.
You know what the Cincinnati Bengals really impressed me out there today. They were supposed to get crushed by Seattle. Instead they lost a game they should have won. The score was 21-20 but by all rights the Bengals beat the shit out of the Seahawks on all sides of the ball.
— Ray Saban (@Ray3083) September 9, 2019