Around the AFC North: Post-Week 3 Notes


Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) pick up wide receiver A.J. Green (18) to celebrate his touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from the upcoming MNF game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, Week 2 is a wrap. The Cincinnati Bengals barely edged out the Baltimore Ravens in a heart-wrenching victory to preserve their one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the division title chase. The Steelers also won, but they lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a knee injury that will keep him out of action for at least a few weeks. The Browns and Ravens both lost on Sunday, moving down to 1-2 and 0-3, respectively. Here are a few links around the division after another week of action.

Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)

Cincinnati Bengals Beat Baltimore Ravens 28-24 (Stripe Hype)

Why the 3-0 Bengals are Legit AFC Contenders (Stripe Hype)

Bengals defeat Ravens 28-24 in fourth quarter thriller (Cincy Jungle)

A.J. Green has career day in Bengals’ thrilling win over Ravens (Cincy Jungle)

A hot start for the Cincinnati Bengals feels different…and that’s a good thing (ESPN)

How the Cincinnati Bengals can take advantage of Ben Roethlisberger’s absence (ESPN)

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)

Steelers vs. Rams: Big Ben goes down (Still Curtain)

Steelers-Rams: Instant Reaction (Still Curtain)

Chill out or freak out: Steelers vs. Rams edition (Behind the Steel Curtain)

Michael Vick faces perhaps his greatest challenge (Behind the Steel Curtain)

Ben Roethlisberger injury a big loss for Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

Steelers can hold on while awaiting Ben Roethlisberger’s return (ESPN)

Cleveland Browns (1-2)

Browns go down fighting to Raiders, lose 27-20 (Dawg Pound Daily)

Cleveland Browns: Familiar storylines emerge in loss (Dawg Pound Daily)

Cleveland’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short, lose 27-20 (Dawgs by Nature)

Raiders vs. Browns: 7 Talking Points (Dawgs by Nature)

Josh McCown of Cleveland Browns injures hand (ESPN)

Pettine: Browns ‘played like a scout team’ on defense vs. Raiders (ESPN)

Baltimore Ravens (0-3)

Ravens: Doomed to failure in 2015? (Ebony Bird)

Ravens’ best player lets them down in loss to Bengals (Ebony Bird)

Dean Pees should be fired (Baltimore Beatdown)

Should the Ravens Consider Going Back to 4-3 Defense? (Baltimore Beatdown)

Outside of Steve Smith, Ravens lack playmakers (ESPN)

Joe Flacco says there’s a lack of confidence on Baltimore Ravens (ESPN)

Another week of football is in the books. Common themes throughout the week:

-The Bengals are back to being a dominant team

-Steelers fans always think that opposing defenders deliberately hurt their team’s players whenever an injury occurs

-The Browns are still the Browns

-The Ravens’ fanbase has lost all hope

It’s still only Week 3, so there’s a lot more football to be played this season. Anything can happen. But for now, today’s a good day to be a Bengal fan.

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