AFC North standings heading into Week 5 after the Steelers destructive loss

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Week four of NFL action was not kind to the AFC North division for the most part. Everyone other than the Baltimore Ravens lost their respective matchups. The AFC North was projected as being one of the toughest divisions in football, but that does not seem like the trend recently. Each team has shown signs of weakness early into the season.

Some shifting has occurred since last week in the AFC North divisional standings. One team is starting to emerge as the early favorite while others are getting into some dangerous territory. Week five will not get a lot easier for these four clubs that call this division home as they try and figure out different ways to get into the win column this week.

Cincinnati holds steady at the bottom after another destructive performance

One of the most disappointing teams right now is the Cincinnati Bengals. Everyone thought they would compete for the AFC crown again this year, but everything is pointing in another direction. Something is wrong with their offense and that will derail them if they can't fix things soon. This season looks grim right now, but they have the talent to turn things around.

After a brutal blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans on the road last week, they face another winnable game. The Arizona Cardinals have shown signs of life this season, but they should be a winnable game for the Bengals even though they have struggled in the early part of the season. This is a game where they should start to get back on the right path for where they want to go this year.