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AFC North division plays on the road

With help from Indianapolis (and taking care of business on Sunday Night Football), the Bengals can extend their division lead to 1.5 games when all is said and done.

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Here's a little nugget for you.

Every team within the AFC North is playing on the road today. The Indianapolis Colts will host the Baltimore Ravens in what shapes into an important conference game. The Bengals also play the Colts later this year and could benefit from a common opponents tiebreaker (if it comes to that). Of course the idea to win every game and thus, tiebreakers in early October, tends to be unfavorable -- that's where we sit.

As for the rest of the division, the Steelers play in Jacksonville and the Browns head to Tennessee. Baltimore is undefeated on the road while the Steelers are 1-1 and the Browns are winless.

How does this shape the AFC North?

The Cincinnati Bengals hold what amounts to a half-game lead in the AFC North. If the Ravens win and the Bengals lose, the Ravens will take over the lead in the AFC North due to a better winning percentage. However, if the Ravens lose and the Bengals defeat New England, Cincinnati will hold a 1.5 game lead over the division.

Will we get those games?

Well, if you live in Cincinnati... you'll get the Browns and Titans. Which means it's the Red Zone Network for us.

Week 5 TV Coverage Early CBS

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As for the late game, CBS (for some stupid reason) gives Cincinnati the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers for the late game. Again... 'ello Red Zone network. Fox has the single game this week. Cincinnati is getting Chicago and Carolina in the early afternoon.