The AFC North is a tougher division than it was a year ago and the Steelers will find it challenging.
The AFC North has been one of the toughest divisions to play in since the group of teams was formed together. It has always been the definition of a club and how their season shakes out by the way the specific team performs against the division rivals. It has always led to some of the greatest teams battle with each other.
The 2021 season saw the young Cincinnati Bengals make a statement and win the division with little pushback. It also saw them make it the whole way to the Super Bowl, which put the league on notice. It is going to be tough for them to repeat their success from last year with the quality of clubs in the division.
The Cleveland Browns have been hard at work and could have a huge upgrade on the field at quarterback. The Pittsburgh Steelers also added to their roster by bringing in some youth and talent into the building. The Baltimore Ravens will be stronger than ever with the players they have returning from injury and the other talents that they have acquired as well.
The Cleveland Browns will finish last with a record of 6-11
The Cleveland Browns pulled off the unthinkable and acquired a franchise talent at the quarterback position. The biggest issue is that Deshaun Watson carries a giant red flag along with him. He is currently solving civil suits against him for sexual misconduct, which could mean that he will not play.
This article will only delve into his impact on the field and that could change the prediction for the Browns record. If Watson plays, they will probably add another three wins or more onto their total. They have a talented team, but this division is so good that it will be tough to overcome each week. If Watson does not play, their record could look worse than this.