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Brutal AFC North: Ravens Lead Pack, But Should We Expect a Surprise?

The AFC North is once again shaping up to be one of the more challenging divisions in the NFL. As for NFL betting lines, the Baltimore Ravens are once again the favorites to win the AFC North at +115.

 

Brutal AFC North: Ravens Lead Pack, But Should We Expect a Surprise?
Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens/Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP


The Cincinnati Bengals are next at +165. Down at the bottom of the projections are the Cleveland Browns at +550 and the Pittsburgh Steelers at +850.

 

 

As for the AFC North schedule, the teams all have their traditional matchup plus all four of the NFC East teams. Each squad will face the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Commanders.

One NFC South team will also be on the AFC North schedule. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will each play an AFC North team.

Here’s what you need to know about the AFC North schedule.

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Can Lamar Jackson Conquer Patrick Mahomes, Bills & More?

Lamar Jackson and company will be tested early with a challenging first month of the season. The Ravens open up the NFL season at the Kansas City Chiefs as the defending champs continue the tradition of opening up on Thursday night.

 


Baltimore goes on to face the Las Vegas Raiders, Cowboys, and Bills. The Ravens also have a later bye in Week 14.

 


Baltimore has a high over-under with 11½ wins in our NFL betting odds.

 

 

Bengals Back in Contention With Joe Burrow’s Return

As Joe Burrow returns to the field, there is nothing alarming about the Bengals’ schedule. Cincinnati faces the New England Patriots, Chiefs, Commanders, and Panthers in the first month.

 


The Bengals are expected to be favored in all these matchups except for the Kansas City showdown. Some matchups to keep an eye on for the Bengals: Eagles (Week 8), at Ravens (Week 10), and at Cowboys (Week 14).

 


Cincy seems to have a favorable end to the season with matchups against the Tennessee Titans, Browns, Denver Broncos, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals’ win total is set at 10½.

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The new-look Steelers have a fun opening stretch to the season. After facing the Falcons in Kirk Cousins‘ debut, Russell Wilson could get some revenge against the Denver Broncos.

A few more matchups to keep an eye on for Pittsburgh: Cowboys (Week 5), New York Jets (Week 7), Ravens (Week 11) and Bengals (Week 13). The Steelers have a brutal end to the regular season facing four potential playoff teams.

 


Pittsburgh has back-to-back road matchups in Philadelphia and Baltimore in Weeks 15 and 16. The Steelers close the season at home against the Chiefs and Bengals.

You can get plus money at the sportsbook by taking the over 8½ on the Steelers win total at +110.

 

Can the Browns Make the Playoffs Again With Deshaun Watson?

Cleveland surprisingly made the playoffs despite losing Deshaun Watson for the season. Now, the question is if Watson can finally contribute after a disastrous start to his Browns tenure.

 


The Browns kick off the season by hosting the Cowboys. Cleveland’s bye week lines up perfectly in Week 10, just over the halfway mark. If the Browns are hoping to return to the postseason, the team will have to overcome a challenging end to the regular season.

Cleveland faces Kansas City, Cincinnati, Miami Dolphins, and Ravens in the final month. All these factors into the Browns’ low win total set at 8½ by the sportsbook.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who is the favorite to win the AFC North in 2024?


The Baltimore Ravens are the favorites to win the AFC North at +115.

What is the Pittsburgh Steelers win total set at in the sportsbook?


The Steelers’ win total is set at +110 in 2024.

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