AFC North Rundown

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  1. DU55

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    Contained in this thread will be the bi-weekly report on all things AFC North​
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    Overall record 0-1, Division Record 0-1 (will update when week 2 game is played) Division Rank 4​
    QB Stats-Joe Flacco 73.6 Passer Rating, 314 yards, 3 TD, 4 INT​
    RB Stats- Ray Rice 15 att, 51 yards, 3.4 avg, 0 TD​
    Top Receiver- Anquan Boldin 8 rec, 125 yards, 15.6 avg, 1 TD​
    Defensive Standout- Ray Lewis 7 tackles / 2 for loss​
    The Ravens suffered a loss to division rival Cincinnati on MNF in Week 1. Ray Rice was a non factor and that isn't typical Ravens football. Hopefully as the season progresses Coach TheRealHalupka will find a way to make his all pro back be more productive. Defensively week 1 was a let down for the Ravens, who's staple has been smashmouth "not on us" defense, but the Bengals put up 42 on them. Has the Raven's D finally gotten too old to be dominant? We'll see as the season continues.....​
    Injuries:​
    None​
    Schedule:​
    vs Bengals (L 42-28)​
    @ Eagles ?​
    Next opponets:​
    Patriots​
    ***Browns***​
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    Overall Record 2-0 Division Record 0-0 Division Rank 2​
    QB Stats- Ben Rothlisberger 90.7 Passer Rating, 674 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT​
    RB Stats- Rashad Mendenhall 35 att, 300 yards, 8.6 avg, 0 TD​
    Top Receiver- Mike Wallace 14 rec, 180 yards, 12.9 avg, 3 TD​
    Defensive Standout- James Harrison 13 tackles / 5 for loss​
    The Steelers have started out strong by winning their first 2 games of the season. They have proved already that they can make it happen in tight highly contested games, winning their first game by 3 and the second by 1. One standout question in the early part of the season is, can the Steelers shore up their defense? They have gave up a combined 87 points in their first two games, but Big Ben has been able to lead the offense to spectacular offensive performances to make up for it, but is also leading the AFC North in interceptions. If the defense can turn it up a notch, the Steelers look to be a major player in this division and league wide.​
    Injuries:​
    Lamar Woodley out for 2 weeks with a partial MCL tear​
    Schedule:​
    @ Broncos (W 58-55)​
    vs Jets (W 32-31)​
    Next opponets:​
    Raiders​
    BYE​
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    Overall Record 1-1 Division Record 0-1 Division Rank 3​
    QB Stats- Brandon Weeden 45.6 Passer Rating, 438 yards, 1 TD, 6 INT​
    RB Stats- Trent Richardson 46 att, 214 yards, 4.7 avg, 3 TD​
    Top Receiver- Josh Cribbs 7 rec, 129 yards, 18.4 avg, 1 TD​
    Defensive Standout- Chris Gocong 8 tackles / 1 for loss​
    The Browns have had a decent start to the season by soundly beating the Eagles and then losing a fairly tight one to the Bengals. Trent Richardson is looking like a canidate for rookie of the year by leading the division in rushing yards from scrimmage. Rookie QB Brandon Weeden has struggled to get into a rhythm thus far and can't quite get the timing down with his receivers, and this is a area that must be improved upon if the Browns want to win the North. Defensively they haven't gave up too many points to opponets with their thus far season tally at 45. There is high hopes for the first time in years in Cleveland, as Coach dj illmatic 23 looks to bring the Browns out of the perinnial last place in the division cycle that the Browns have found theirselves in for years.​
    Injuries:​
    None​
    Schedule:​
    vs Eagles (W 38-17)​
    @ Bengals (L 28-10)​
    Next opponets:​
    Bills​
    ***Ravens***​
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    Overall Record 2-0 Division Record 2-0 Division Rank 1​
    QB Stats- Andy Dalton Passer Rating 112.1, 398 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT​
    RB Stats- Bernard Scott 26 att, 63 yards, 2.4 avg, 0 TD​
    Benjarvus Green-Ellis 17 att, 63 yards, 4.0 avg, 1 TD​
    Top Receiver- Jermaine Gresham 8 rec, 186 yards, 23.3 avg, 2 TD​
    Defensive Standout- Rey Maualuga 13 tackles / 2 for loss, 1 sack, 1 INT​
    The Bengals have gotten off to a hot start by winning their first 2 games (both division games). Defensively they have played well, giving up a combined 27 points in 2 games. While the passing game has been good enough, the run game has not. Green-Ellis and Scott have each started a game apiece, and neither has done enough to solidify the starting spot. If the Bengals want to make a run deep in the playoffs, a better run game must emerge. Also after a standout rookie season A.J. Green has yet to be a impact player at all. The Bengals have got to find a way to get him the ball. In a division historically dominated by the Steelers and Ravens, Cincy is thus far showing that they aren't to be overlooked.​
    Injuries:​
    Domata Peko out for 1 week with broke ribs​
    Schedule:​
    @ Ravens (W 42-28)​
    vs Browns (W 28-10)​
    Next opponets:​
    Redskins​
    Jaguars​

     
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    Total Offense
    1. Steelers- 1886 yards
    2. Bengals- 1857 yards
    3. Ravens- 1727 yards
    4. Browns- 1492 yards
    Total Defense
    1. Ravens- 1406 yards allowed
    2. Steelers- 1609 yards allowed
    3. Bengals- 1734 yards allowed
    4. Browns- 1806 yards allowed
    AFC North Leading Rusher
    Trent Richardson
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    129 rushing attempts
    532 yards
    Average yards per rush 4.1
    Average yards per game 88.7
    TDs 5
    AFC North Leading Receiver
    A.J. Green
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    24 Receptions
    561 yards receiving
    Average yards per catch 23.4
    Average yards per game 93.5
    6 TDs
    AFC North Tackling Leader
    Rey Maualuga
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    33 Tackles
    AFC North Sacks Leader
    Jeremy Beal
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    7 Sacks
    AFC North Interceptions Leader
    Joe Haden
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    6 Interceptions
    CURRENT STANDINGS
    STEELERS (empty) 4-0
    BENGALS ( DU55 ) 3-3
    BROWNS ( dj illmatic 23 ) 3-3
    RAVENS ( TheRealHalupka ) 1-4
    (Standings will be updated upon completion of remainder of week 6 games)
    Outlook
    The Browns have been on a hotstreak as of late evening up their record to 3-3 and fighting their way back into contention in the division. The Bengals....not so much. After starting out the season 3-0, they have lost 3 straight including a loss to division rival Cleveland in week 6. Yet to be played in week 6 is the game between the Steelers and Titans, which should be a tough one for Pittsburgh to win seeing as they are having major coaching problems (as in not having a coach). The Ravens square off with the Cowboys in week 6, and are in desperate need of a win if they intend to give the other 3 teams any competition for the division crown.
     
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