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AFC North: No one saw this coming

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Sep 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

It what was viewed by many as the best division in football entering the 2013 season, the four teams in the AFC North certainly haven’t lived up to expectations thus far, but nevertheless, it’s been one of the more exciting divisions in football to watch, and that is likely how it will be for the entire season.

The Cincinnati Bengals dropped a game they normally couldn’t afford to drop in losing to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but after a couple of fortunate breaks, they’re still in great position to eventually end up in the postseason once the season is over.

While it’s still very early, with a pair of games still left on the schedule against the Baltimore Ravens, because they lost on the road today to the Buffalo Bills, a game in which Joe Flacco did everything to show he’s not elite, nor worth $100 million with his 5-interception performance, the Bengals, Browns and Ravens are now all tied atop the AFC North at 2-2.

The Ravens hold a technical tiebreaker at he moment because they do not yet have a loss in the division (1-0 vs Bengals’ and Browns’ 1-1 record), but with 12 games left, it’s basically a tie atop the AFC North after the first-quarter of the season.