Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) celebrates with quarterback Andy Dalton after kicking the game winning field goal to defeat the Detroit Lions 27-24 at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit for this photo goes to Andrew Weber of USA TODAY Sports
The Bengals now have a lead of 1.5 games in the AFC North after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens today while the Green Bay Packers took care of the Cleveland Browns at home.
Here are the standing after today’s results:
The Steelers will hit the road to face the Oakland Raiders, followed by another road game against the New England Patriots while the Baltimore Ravens will get a much-needed bye-week to regroup before heading to Cleveland to face the Browns in Week 9.
The real key game in the AFC North comes in Week 10, when the Bengals head to Baltimore to face the Ravens.
If the Bengals can win next week against the New York Jets, they’ll have a 2-game lead in the North.