The AFC North has been a division concerning competitiveness within the past few decades, but thanks to a roster overhaul the Browns are now the favorites. Who saw that coming a year ago?
Cleveland is your +120??front-runner at BetOnline to capture the division for the first time as the group returned to Ohio. The Pittsburgh Steelers (+185), Baltimore Ravens (+300) and Cincinnati Bengals (+1600) round things out in the shop.
Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of this race to be crowned champion of the AFC North in 2019:
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The Browns haven’t started a year with the best possibility to win their own division, but these are not the identical Browns. General manager John Dorsey continued to spoil the group in the offseason by trading for Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon and registering for Kareem Hunt along with Sheldon Richardson. Building off this past year’s 7-8-1 SU album — a excellent year by past Browns’ criteria — this group could be terrifying in 2019.
Rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens has been awarded the keys to the Browns, and that he has a franchise QB in place in Baker Mayfield. With talent everywhere you look on offense and standout defensive players like Denzel Ward Myles Garrett along with Christian Kirksey on the opposite side of the globe, the timing could be right for the Browns to win their division.
It’s been the story for the Steelers. Pittsburgh was synonymous with consistency yet this Steelers’ 2018 variant was??anything .
The play surrounding Le’Veon Bell’s holdout is in the past with the running signing with the New York Jets in free service, although former No. 1 wide receiver Antonio Brown is also off the group after getting traded to Oakland. That means JuJu Smith-Schuster and kids James Conner will have to step up in their lack, and they are good enough to achieve that.
Veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still here, and he’ll be prompted to have a big season under head coach Mike Tomlin. It is anyone’s guess what is going to happen to the Steelers in 2019, but should you believe they could get things back on course they are a fantastic decision to win the AFC North.
The remarkable run into the postseason a year of baltimore was one of the greatest stories of the 2018 season, and also the Ravens are primed to be an enjoyable team to watch this year.
With Joe Flacco getting dealt with Denver, this is Jackson’s staff. The youth move on offense includes newcomer wideouts Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin, therefore anticipate some growing pains out of the gate from Maryland.
The defense took a hit with all the reductions of Eric Weddle and Terrell Suggs however general manager Eric DeCosta did a wonderful job. For the Ravens, look with a program to post a winning record to the gridiron.
The Bengals are one of the toughest teams to figure out in the NFL right now. Cincinnati give up longtime head coach Marvin Lewis in favor of Sean McVay disciple Zac Taylor, and the offense should be better beneath the offensive-minded Taylor.
Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green are more than capable of??putting up points, but the biggest issue for the Bengals is stopping opposing teams from doing the same thing. Cincy’s defense will fight again and was one of the units that are worst in the league.
The Bengals have a brutal first half of their schedule with five road games in their initial eight weeks before the bye, therefore this team is going to be tested often and early. I do not think they are likely to be much of a element in the competitive AFC North, and therefore don’t even think about their +1600 cost to acquire the banner ads.
Odds as of August 26 at BetOnline
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