Suggs' Injury makes AFC North race wide Open

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Jan 1, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is pressured by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Ravens won 24-16.Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE


The race for the division will already feature a key game in week 1 when the Bengals visit the Ravens on Monday Night Football. There’s close to 0% chance Suggs suits up for that game.

After that, the Ravens head toPhiladelphiato take on the Eagles, followed by a home game against the Patriots. Its not crazy to think the Ravens could open the season 2-2 or


If he does make it back in October, it will be in the midst of another difficult stretch in which the Ravens play the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Texans.

Its imperative that Suggs is able to return by the beginning of December, as the team plays a 6-game stretch against the Chargers, Broncos, Steelers, Giants, Redskins, and finish up the season atCincinnati. The Ravens do catch a break getting to play Cleveland twice before week 10.

A slow start and a brutal finish could easily keep the Ravens from defending their AFC North crown, leaving an again Steelers team and a surging Bengals squad to battle it out for the division crown.






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