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Early 2013 AFC North Preview: Worst and Best We Can Do

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So far, it has been an eventful free agency period. Mike Wallace signs with the Dolphins. Reggie Bush goes to Detroit. Baltimore’s roster gets slaughtered with the retirement of Ray Lewis, the dapartures of Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe, Anquan Boldin, and likely Ed Reed. Tony Gonzalez isn’t retiring anymore. So what does that spell for the AFC playoff picture, and more importantly the AFC North?

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens are in real trouble. They have lost numerous valuable pieces to their Super Bowl team: Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Ray Lewis (retirement), Anquan Boldin, and possibly Ed Reed. This is going to be impossible to overcome in my opinion.
Worst they can do: 5-11 Best they can do: 9-7

Pittsburgh Steelers
These guys are getting old, and the speed they had now is in south beach. Ben Roethlisberger is constantly getting hurt, and they have no real running game. I can see them making the playoffs, though. It’s kinda hard to count them out.
Worst they can do: 9-7 Best they can do: 12-4

Cleveland Browns
They are still in a rebuilding phase. This team is loaded with talent, especially in the defensive front seven with the addition of Paul Kruger. They need a solid QB and WR, and this team could be a legitimate contender. Until then, they will go nowhere.
Worst they can do: 5-11 Best they can do: 8-8