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NFL Week 2: Steelers at Bengals
Things are looking down for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who shockingly lost their home opener 16-9 to the Tennessee Titans -- and lost Maurkice Pouncey (knee) and Larry Foote (biceps) to season-ending injuries. The Cincinnati Bengals aren't feeling so hot, either, after they lost on the road to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Are we already in must-win territory on Monday night?
What's wrong with the AFC North?
While some NFC teams were establishing their superiority, a quartet of clubs on the other side of the aisle spent Week 1 in pain. The Baltimore Ravens ... well, we know what happened to them Thursday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers? They were hurting -- literally, with the loss of Maurkice Pouncey and Larry Foote, and figuratively, with a 16-9 home loss to the not-so-formidable Tennessee Titans. Even the Cincinnati Bengals, many experts' pick to win the AFC North, fell short on the road against the Chicago Bears. And then there were the Browns. Those lowly Cleveland Browns ...
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AFC North Preview -- 2013
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl ... then promptly let a number of players leave, many on the defensive side. Will this open things up for the longtime division stalwart Pittsburgh Steelers or the upstart Cincinnati Bengals?