Found July 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
The AFC North is arguably toughest division top-to-bottom in the NFL.  The defending Super Bowl champions, Baltimore Ravens, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ranked as a top-10 defensive unit yearly, and in rushing offense. The Cincinnati Bengals ranked in the top-10 defensively for the second straight season.  Moreover, the Cleveland Browns are changing their team identity under Rod Chudzinski with offensive coordinator Norv Turner focusing on ball-control with Trent Richardson, and defensive coordinator Ray Horton collecting a stable of defensive linemen and linebackers for his exotic zone-blitzing schemes.However, the Ravens and the Steelers are the class of the division.  Several pre-season battles will go a long way in determining if Baltimore and Pittsburgh can continue their stranglehold on the AFC North title.  On the other hand, have the Bengals added enough pieces on offense to take over the division?  Can the Browns fight their way to respectability in the division?The Ravens ...
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