Steelers falter again in AFC North standings entering Week 4

Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns rushes Mitch Trubisky #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns rushes Mitch Trubisky #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

The Steelers continued their downward trajectory after losing to the Cleveland Browns this past Thursday.

The Steelers laid another massive egg to start their 2022 campaign. The year continues to sour quickly as the black and gold have failed to muster any offense throughout a game. It is an amazing feat of boredom to watch squander around the football field that ultimately has led to a sad display.

Divisions are not won in the first four weeks of the season, but they can be lost. Pittsburgh has not gotten any better and their schedule only gets intensified after this upcoming game. The rest of the AFC North division should be primed to battle it out, as the black and gold seem to be taking a big step back this season.

Bengals sit at the bottom but could ride their momentum upwards

Cincinnati was finally able to take care of a lesser opponent and win their first game of the year. They squashed the New York Jets last week and should be able to ride the momentum into an upward swing for the remainder of their slate of games. The Bengals still have their own issues, but they should play out of those concerns as the year progresses.

Miami Dolphins (3-0) vs Cincinnati Bengals (1-2), Thursday at 8:15 P.M. EST

An AFC matchup of the ages here as the Dolphins enter the short week after a gritty win against the Buffalo Bills last week. It is going to be a tough game that might be a precursor to a future playoff matchup when the time is appropriate. The Bengals have a lesser defense, but a better offense than the Dolphins if their weapons are firing on all cylinders.

Steelers continue to free dive into the abyss of mediocrity

Pittsburgh is coming off another tough loss, but this time was against a divisional foe that could bite them later in the season. The game saw the Steelers show some life on offense in the first half only to lay an egg in the second. The Browns were the better team overall, despite having lesser talent at the quarterback position as well.

New York Jets (1-2) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Frustration continues to boil over, especially on the offensive side for the Steelers. No end or resolution seems to be coming anytime soon as the offense has a mountain of struggles both at quarterback and coaching. The defense has not been great either without T.J. Watt. The game against the Jets is a must win, but this could be another shocking loss that sinks them down further.

The Ravens have shown to be one of the more consistent teams in the division

Baltimore seems like the best team in the AFC North right now, even though they have not led in the standings yet. They have beaten some good clubs and taken the easy wins against lesser opponents with rather ease. The Ravens are the most consistent as of now and should be able to continue that as the season moves on.

Buffalo Bills (2-1) vs Baltimore Ravens (2-1), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

This could very well be another potential playoff matchup being previewed for the fans on Sunday. It would have made more sense for these two rosters to battle under the lights in a primetime game, but the schedulers refused. Buffalo seems like they should win as they have the offense to match the Ravens, but the Bills defense is stronger.

Cleveland created a huge surge after their big win over the Steelers

Winning over the Steelers catapulted the Browns into first place in the division after week three of games wrapped up. They will likely drop as their competition begins to get tougher, but their roster is full of quality that could outweigh the challenge. As long as Jacoby Brissett can stay away from turnovers, then this club will have a chance every week.

Cleveland Browns (2-1) vs Atlanta Falcons (1-2), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

The easy start to the year continues for Cleveland as they head onto the road against the Atlanta Falcons. The Browns should be primed to come out with a victory in this one, but the birds will put up a fight with some quality players of their own. Cleveland is the stronger roster and should come away with a win, even though the odds might count the score closer than some might believe.

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The Steelers are starting to fall into dangerous territory, especially with a tough slate of games coming up. The AFC North division is stacked with a scrabble of teams fighting to get higher in the standings.