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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 reasons the AFC North will be the best in the NFL

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after throwing a touchdown in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after throwing a touchdown in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns are getting a lot of love these days. Not necessarily from Colin Cowherd who hates him some Baker Mayfield, but from a media at large who seems particularly enamored with the once ”Mistake By The Lake.”

Certainly, the Browns proved an exciting watch last season, and the experts want to believe that 2019 will be a watershed type of year in Cleveland. That may prove accurate, especially if Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. can keep it together long enough to win a division.

When looking at the division from top to bottom, it’s hard to deny the potential in Cleveland. For those who keep doubting Mayfield as a quarterback, he has thus far proved them wrong. If he is able to make that leap in year two, the Browns may finally be on the verge of turning the corner. A player like OBJ could help quickly facilitate that.

Mayfield and the Browns may be the team arriving at the right place and at the right time. They seem to have everything in place for some serious magic in 2019. Short of an absolute melt down, the opportunity to make a bonafide run at a division title is there for the taking. So long as the potential combustibles don’t melt down while getting to the finish line.

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