Three of the four AFC North teams improved their records in Week 8 as the Browns were the only team that lost their matchup (to a very good San Francisco 49ers team on the road). It looked like, at least for a while, that the Ravens would drop their second winnable game in a row though as they went into halftime trailing the Arizona Cardinals 24-6.
The Steelers still lead the AFC North with a 6-2 record after they defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Bengals and Ravens are still very much in the hunt though as they both have 5-2 records and they each have a division win.
Here's what's going on around the AFC North as we head into Week 9 of the 2011 season.
From Behind the Steel Curtain:
- The Steelers play the Ravens this weekend and look to continue the domination over the AFC North.
- Steelers WR Mike Wallace is averaging 100 yards per game through the team's first eight games.
- Five burning questions about their win over the Patriots and about the upcoming game against Baltimore.
From Dawgs by Nature:
- Brian Robiskie was waived by the Browns.
- D'Qwell Jackson was given the game ball of the week after the Browns loss to the 49ers.
- Browns head coach Pat Shurmur reflects on the team's Week 8 loss.
From Baltimore Beat Down:
- Momentum is a key for the Ravens season.
- Now that Week 8 is over, it's Steelers week for the Baltimore Ravens.
- The AFC North's teams rule the NFL when it comes to defense.