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AFC North standings: The Steelers tying the Browns is great for the Bengals and Ravens

What a weekend for the teams in the AFC North. After facing a 13-point second half deficit Cheap Billy Price Jersey , the Cincinnati Bengals amassed a major comeback against the Indianapolis Colts. It was a sour ending to what looked like it would be a fairytale comeback for Andrew Luck in his first game back in over a year, but Cincinnati prevailed. With the win, the Bengals got off to a great start to the season and erased many demons from their opening weekend debacle against Baltimore last season. It was a stark contrast to a year ago, not only because they scored points, but also because they garnered a come-from-behind victory. Speaking of the Ravens, boy, did they take it to the rebuilding Buffalo Bills. After making the postseason last year and engaging in a fire sale of sorts this offseason, Sean McDermott’s crew was under the microscope. McDermott decided to go with Nathan Peterman as the starter in Week 1, but he was yanked after putting up a deplorable stat line of: 5-of-18 for 24 yards and two interceptions. He had a 0.0 passer rating. Rookie Josh Allen was called in for relief, and he didn’t fare much better with 74 yards on 6-of-15 passing. Meanwhile, after enduring a summer filled with accolades for his backups, Joe Flacco was “elite” once again on Sunday. He finished 25-of-34 for 236 yards and three touchdown passes. Running backs Kenneth Dixon, Javorius Allen and Alex Collins all hit pay-dirt as well. What ensued was utter domination by the Ravens. They stomped Buffalo on their home turf, 47-3, as they head to Cincinnati for a very interesting Thursday Night Football matchup between the two clubs. However Cheap Tyler Eifert Jersey , what transpired in Indianapolis and Baltimore paled in comparison to the events in Cleveland on Sunday. The Browns hosted the Steelers in what was surely going to be a blowout by Pittsburgh, but an improved Browns team and Mother Nature contributed to a slobber-knocker. The Steelers had six total turnovers in the rain, as both teams plodded to a 21-21 tie that saw both teams’ kickers miss in a sloppy outing.Pittsburgh has a tough stretch of games ahead, as they host the Chiefs, travel to Tampa Bay,host the Ravens and Falcons, and then have a showdown at Paul Brown Stadium rounding out their next five games. Meanwhile, Cleveland is still searching for their first win in their past 18 regular season games. But hey, the Browns did not lose on Sunday and a tie for the Steelers and Browns could become very important in the AFC North race. A tie may have been the best potential outcome for Ravens and Bengals fans in that game.And, the winner on Thursday Night Football in the Bengals vs. Ravens game will take (at least a temporary) lead in the AFC North.Here’s a look at the AFC North standings after Week 1:Baltimore Ravens: 1-0: 0-0 in division, 1-0 in conferenceCincinnati Bengals: 1-0: 0-0 in division, 1-0 in conferenceCleveland Browns: 0-0-1: 0-1-0 in division, 0-1-0 in conferencePittsburgh Steelers: 0-0-1: 0-1-0 in division, 0-1-0 in conferenceBengals at Falcons injury report: Cordy Glenn and A.J. Green limited; Julio Jones a DNP The Bengals got good news on the injury front before and during their Wednesday practice.Marvin Lewis gave some positive updates on A.J. Green, Joe Mixon and Billy Price earlier in the day. Then Cheap A.J. Green Jersey , Green was present for practice and was able to get in a limited session. Mixon worked on the rehab field and was officially listed as DNP, while Price was seen getting work on the stationary back. Price is almost certainly out this week after the team said his foot injury would be re-evaluated in two weeks, which wouldn’t happen until next week. We should also assume Mixon is out this week unless he gets in a full practice, but it looks like both players are on their way to being back during the Bengals’ two-game stretch in Weeks 5-6 against the Dolphins and Steelers.Even better was that Preston Brown (ankle) and Michael Johnson (knee) continued to practice on Wednesday, though they were officially listed as limited. The Bengals badly need them to play against the Falcons, especially after they got run over in Carolina this past Sunday.Giovani Bernard (thigh) and Cordy Glenn (knee) were limited on Wednesday, though that was the case last week with Bernard, so he should be fine. The Glenn injury will be something to monitor after he struggled in Carolina. The Falcons also have their fair share of injury concerns heading into Sunday. All-Pro receiver Julio Jones did not practice Wednesday due to a lingering calf injury, though he’s expected to play in Week 4.Running back Devonta Freeman remained sidelined with his knee injury. He’s unlikely to play this week, but backup Tevin Coleman is more than capable of carrying the load in the backfield. Defensive end Takk McKinley, who’s tied for the team lead in sacks (2), returned to practice on Wednesday. He would be a major boost to a Falcons defense that’s struggling mightily right now.

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