Over the last decade, the AFC North has generally viewed as a black & blue division, filled with power running and tough defenses.
This is a fair assessment, with the likes of Jerome Bettis, Ray Rice, Jamal Lewis, Ced Benson, Rashard Mendenhall, Peyton Hillis, Trent Richardson and Rudi Johnson smashing their way through the AFC North over the last decade.
And the tough defense label tends to fit too with Baltimore & Pittsburgh carrying the banner over the last decade, with Cincy creating a potent defense the last few years, and Cleveland starting to put together a good defense too.
Over the last decade, the AFC North has been highlighted by Baltimore (7 playoff appearances), Pittsburgh (6 playoff appearances), and Cincy (4 playoff appearances), leaving Cleveland at the bottom of the division (0 playoff appearances).
Interestingly, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati all have had 4 players lead them in rushing over the last decade:
Bal -J Lewis, W McGahee, L McClain, R Rice
Pit -J Bettis, W Parker, R Mendenhall, D Dwyer
Cin - R Johnson, K Watson, C Benson, BJGE
Cleveland, meanwhile has struggled to find a lead back, with no RB leading them in rushing for more than 2 seasons over the last decade.
CLEVELAND HAD 7