AFC North Predictions & Odds - NFL Division Winner 2020/21

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AFC North Division Winner 2020 Odds

TeamOdds
Baltimore Ravens-225
Pittsburgh Steelers+350
Cleveland Browns+600
Cincinnati Bengals+2000

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook, updated on June 15.

AFC North Win Totals 2020 Odds

TeamOverUnder
Baltimore Ravens11 (-110)11 (-110)
Pittsburgh Steelers9 (-121)9 (-100)
Cleveland Browns8.5 (+100)8.5 (-121)
Cincinnati Bengals5.5 (-115)5.5 (-106)

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook, updated on June 15.

Baltimore Ravens (-225)

2019 W-L

Record

Head CoachStarting QBOffensive

Playmaker

Defensive

Playmaker

14-2John HarbaughLamar JacksonRB Mark IngramSLB Matt Judon

Key Offseason Acquisitions

Calais Campbell, DE; D.J. Fluker, OG; Matt Judon, Edge (franchise tag); Matt Skura, C (placed the original-round tender on the restricted free agent); Jimmy Smith, CB (re-signed); Jihad Ward, DE & Derek Wolfe, DL (one-year deals)

With Lamar Jackson flashing brilliance under center, the 2019 Baltimore Ravens posted a 14-2 record, easily winning the AFC North but getting crushed by the Tennessee Titans 12-28 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The Ravens attempted to fix their biggest weakness, the pass rush, by adding DE Calais Campbell to the roster, who had 6.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hits last season for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In another attempt to improve defensive pressure, Baltimore’s front office added LSU’s star linebacker Patrick Queen to their defense with their first-round pick, while also selecting OSU running back J.K. Dobbins to add to the Ravens’ run game, ranked first overall at the end of last season.

Pittsburgh Steelers (+350)

2019 W-L

Record

Head CoachStarting QBOffensive

Playmaker

Defensive

Playmaker

8-8Mike TomlinBen RoethlisbergerWR JuJu Smith-SchusterFS Minkah Fitzpatrick

Key Offseason Acquisitions

Bud Dupree, Edge rusher (franchise tag); Eric Ebron, TE; Derek Watt, FB; Chris Wormley, DT; Stefen Wisniewski, OL

From the moment quarterback, Big Ben Roethlisberger left the game in Week 2 with a non-contact elbow injury, the Steelers 2019 season was doomed, ending with an 8-8 record and no playoff appearance for the second season in a row.

Given that Roethlisberger is getting older (he just turned 38-years old) and his two backups were lousy last season (Mason Rudolph scored an overall grade of 53.0 and Devlin “Duck” Hodges’ was 45.8), it was surprising that the Steelers didn’t go after one of the talented free agent QB’s available.

Nor did they use the draft to find their quarterback of the future – instead, choosing to add some potential offensive playmakers in WR Chase Claypool and running back Anthony McFarland (you have to score often now to win the AFC North), plus a defensive stud in LB Alex Highsmith.

Cleveland Browns (+600)

2019 W-L

Record

Head CoachStarting QBOffensive

Playmaker

Defensive

Playmaker

6-10Kevin StefanskiBaker MayfieldWR Odell Beckham Jr.DE Myles Garrett

Key Offseason Acquisitions

Jack Conklin, OT; Austin Hooper, TE; Case Keenum, QB; Andrew Billings, DT; Adrian Clayborn, DE; B.J. Goodson, LB; Kareem Hunt, RB (place a second-round tender); Andy Janovich, FB; Kevin Johnson, CB; Karl Joseph, S; Andrew Sendejo, S

In one of the most disappointing seasons among many, the 2019 Cleveland Browns went from being the talented AFC North favorites to a laughable 6-10 under first-time head coach Freddie Kitchens, who ended up losing his job as the Browns failed to make the playoffs for the 17th season in a row.

The Cleveland Browns used their offseason to help fix two major problems – their porous offensive line and their 22nd ranked defense, plus they focused on helping Baker Mayfield by bringing in tight end Austin Hooper to become a solid target in the red zone and backup quarterback Case Keenum to offer wisdom from the sidelines.

The Browns’ new front office knocked the draft out of the park with an A grade, snagging one of the best offensive tackles in that class, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, plus LSU’s star safety Grant Delpit and linebacker Jacob Phillips, yet they remain an AFC North underdog nevertheless.

Cincinnati Bengals (+2000)

2019 W-L

Record

Head CoachStarting QBOffensive

Playmaker

Defensive

Playmaker

2-14Zac TaylorJoe BurrowWR AJ GreenDT Geno Atkins

Key Offseason Acquisitions

Mackensie Alexander, CB; Vonn Bell, S; A.J. Green, WR (franchise tag); D.J. Reader, DT; Trae Waynes, CB

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t been decent since 2015, and under new head coach Zac Taylor they posted their worst win-loss record since 2002, a 2-14 showing that put them in last place of the AFC North but first in line at the NFL Draft.

There was only one major offseason plan for the Bengals’ front office, and that was to replace departing franchise quarterback Andy Dalton, and they did that by selecting LSU’s exceptional Joe Burrow, a National College Champion and Heisman Trophy winner.

The Bengals are still a longshot to win the AFC North (having a rookie under center rarely goes well that first season), but after using free agency to toughen up their defense and then scoring Burrow to now lead the team, it might not be long before the Bengals start making some noise in a division now filling up with young talent.

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Which Team has Won the Most AFC North Divisional Titles?

TeamDivision Titles
Pittsburgh Steelers23
Cincinnati Bengals9
Cleveland Browns6
Baltimore Ravens5

Which AFC North Team Has Won the Most Super Bowls?

TeamSuper Bowls
Pittsburgh Steelers6
Baltimore Ravens2
Cincinnati Bengals0
Cleveland Browns0

That honor goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have six Lombardi’s and the associated fat Super Bowl rings that go along with them: IX in 1974, X in 1975, XIII in 1978, XIV in 1979, XL in 2005 and XLIII in 2008.

The Ravens, who have won two AFC championships, turned both of those into Super Bowl wins: XXXV in 2000 and XLVII in 2012.

The Cincinnati Bengals, who have won two AFC championships, were unable to turn those into Super Bowl wins.

Finally come the Cleveland Browns, who have never won an AFC championship or been to a Super Bowl, but they have won four old school NFL Championships (pre-Super Bowl) and four AAFC Championships (pre-NFL Championships).

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