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Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts to kicking a game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers as holder Kenvin Huber (10) looks on during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Division Standings

AFC North:

Bengals (11-5), Ravens (9-7), Steelers (9-7), Browns (7-9)

The AFC North is being handed to the Bengals on a silver platter this year. As we all know, the Ravens have slaughtered their roster. The Steelers are getting old, and Ben Roethlisberger can’t stay healthy.

The Browns still have a few years until they are true contenders. This division can be highly competitive as it usually is, but the Bengals are more set up for success.

AFC South:

Texans (11-5), Colts (10-6), Titans (6-10), Jaguars (4-12)

This division has been dominated by the Texans for the past couple of years, but this year will be different. They will still win the division, but the Colts are going to give them all kinds of trouble. Andrew Luck is going to do something really special with this Colts team, and might win the division next year.

The Texans have that freak of nature J.J. Watt, or as I like to call him, the terminator. Brian Cushing is returning; Andre Johnson seems ageless, and they finally have a receiver to compliment him. This Texans team is going to be a contender.

The Titans have way too many holes to feel, and the Jaguars aren’t going anywhere with Blaine Gabbert under center.