AFC North standings: Steelers look to stack wins in Week 9
The Steelers picked up a huge win and gained ground in the AFC North division as they get ready for week 9.
The Steelers were able to make up some ground on the rest of the AFC North. Both the Browns and Bengals lost while the Ravens sat at home during their bye week. You couldn’t have asked for a better week of competition in Week 8 if you were the black and gold.
It saw a huge AFC North matchup come down to the wire. Pittsburgh emerged victorious as the Browns started to slip a little. The Bengals were shocked in New York after an upset occurred on the road. It was the biggest surprise of the 2021 season to date, especially after the Bengals came off a dominant win over the Ravens just a week ago.
Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)
The Bengals were embarrassed by the New York Jets during Week 8. It was just shocking to everyone watching the game. Many did not expect this game to be close at all, let alone the Bengals losing this one.
Cincinnati was expected to potentially win the AFC North after their huge win in Baltimore just a week before this game. Now they need to get back to basics and regroup. They still produced a bunch of points but the defense might have been exposed some.
They need a quick turnaround as they get ready to face the Cleveland Browns at home. This is going to be a huge game for the Browns. The cats should expect a playoff-like atmosphere as Cleveland will have their backs against a wall. It should be a good divisional game as the home squad hopes to leave the stadium with their perfect divisional record intact.