AFC North Power Rankings after Week 10: Bengals lose ground

  • Bengals back in last
  • Ravens narrowly hanging onto the top spot
Houston Texans v Cincinnati Bengals
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2) Cleveland Browns (6-3)

Up 14-0, it seemed as if the Baltimore Ravens were set to run away with the game and the AFC North. However, the Cleveland Browns were able to come back late versus their divisional rival. The Browns beat the Ravens with a walk-off field goal to win 33-31.

Down 17-3 after the first quarter, the Browns slowly fought back in the second and third quarters before the floodgates opened in the fourth. Cleveland scored 16 points in the final stanza to claim their victory over the Ravens.

Cleveland’s offense and defense scored a touchdown in the fourth to complete their comeback victory.

While the win was critical for their chances to win the AFC North, the Browns could not overtake the Ravens in this week’s power rankings.

Cleveland is 1-1 versus Baltimore this season. Both teams also share a 2-2 divisional record. Where the Browns fall behind and why they remain in second place in this week’s power rankings is due to their winning percentage and point differential.

Cleveland’s next game is against the Steelers. Hopefully, that game will be for a share of the AFC North lead. If that is the case, the Cincinnati Bengals will have already defeated the Ravens on Thursday night.