- NFL Division Futures view the AFC North as a real toss-up with the Bengals, Browns, and Ravens all hovering round +200
- Pittsburgh (+1100) has the longest odds of profitable the division regardless of by no means ending under .500 in Mike Tomlin’s 15 years as head coach.
- Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson may very well be dealing with a prolonged suspension from the NFL.
Joe Burrow and the Bengals are solely slight favorites to repeat within the AFC North regardless of going all the way in which to the Tremendous Bowl final February. Might oddsmakers be underrating Cincinnati due to a protracted historical past of organizational failures and overrating their divisional opponents in Cleveland and Baltimore?
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Browns are arduous to guess on
It’s arduous to consider the Browns (+220) have the identical odds to win the AFC North because the Bengals (+200) and Ravens (+200) on some betting websites. With new Deshaun Watson accusers and allegations surfacing nearly each day, the chance of a protracted suspension will increase. That would depart journeyman quarterback Jacoby Brissett on the controls, assuming Baker Mayfield couldn’t be wooed again.
Even with a mushy opening schedule (@CAR, NYJ, PIT, @ATL) and an in any other case robust roster, Cleveland is extra prone to miss the playoffs in a loaded AFC than they’re to win their division.
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— The New York Instances (@nytimes) June 7, 2022
AFC North royalty
Baltimore (+200) and Pittsburgh (+1100) have gained the AFC North a mixed 15 instances previously 20 years. Nevertheless, with Ben Roethlisberger’s merciful retirement, the Steelers will roll with rookie Kenny Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky underneath middle. Whereas Mike Tomlin all the time finds a approach to end over .500, it positive appears to be like like Metal Metropolis’s proud custom of profitable soccer can be placed on maintain till 2023, at minimal.
In the meantime, the Ravens look to rebound from an injury-filled season that claimed Lamar Jackson, working again J.Ok. Dobbins, and a number of offensive linemen and cornerbacks. Receiver Marquise Brown was shipped to Arizona, however with a top-tier protection and LJ8 at full well being, John Harbaugh’s membership ought to have the ability to outscore most opponents.
Bengals beef up their offensive line
After Joe Burrow was sacked 70 instances final 12 months (together with the playoffs), the Bengals added three new starters on the offensive line: Ted Karras, Alex Cappa, and former Cowboy La’el Collins. If the additions can hold Burrow wholesome and upright, he should not have any downside connecting downfield with the league’s finest huge receiver tandem in Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) June 7, 2022
With high quality depth up entrance and throughout the secondary, the NFL’s most underrated defensive coordinator, Lou Anarumo, has what he must frustrate elite AFC QBs, as he did with Patrick Mahomes within the AFC Championship Recreation.
Attempt to overlook the truth that Cincinnati has been embarrassed so typically by the Steelers and Ravens over the previous twenty years and as a substitute notice that Burrow provides the Queen Metropolis an edge over each different staff of their division. The Bengals will personal the AFC North for years to return.
AFC North Choose: Cincinnati Bengals (+200)
Cincinnati Bengalsto win AFC North