AFC North: Standings, Week 11 Game Recaps, and Upcoming Week 12 Matchups

November 20, 2023

Todd Hall

While we appreciate the entire NFL all we really care about is the AFC North! We provide AFC North NFL standings on a weekly basis, including all teams’ upcoming games for the week. This resource provides a clear overview of each team’s wins, losses, and ties, allowing you to track the division’s developments. Whether you’re a passionate fan or just curious about the AFC North’s progress, this source keeps you updated on the division’s dynamics and upcoming games.

Standings in the AFC North After 11 Weeks

AFC North Opponents Game Recaps From Week 11, Up-Coming Week 12 and Week 13 Games

Cincinnati Bengals

Week 11 Game Recap: Lost to Baltimore Ravens

The Thursday Night Football showdown between the Bengals (5-5) and the Ravens (8-3) had the makings of one of the season’s best, but ultimately, it fell short of expectations. The highly anticipated quarterback duel between Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow took an unexpected turn due to injuries, dampening the excitement.

Early in the game, Bengals defender Logan Wilson delivered a hard hit to Jackson, resulting in an ankle injury that affected him for the remainder of the match. Burrow, on the other hand, suffered a significant wrist injury in the second quarter, forcing him out of the game and altering its course.

Despite Jake Browning, the former Washington quarterback, showcasing some positive plays with his mobility, his relative inexperience and the Bengals’ struggle to adapt to the abrupt change in the game plan became evident.

Once Burrow exited the game, the momentum swung entirely in favor of the Ravens. Baltimore’s Augustus Edwards, Nelson Agholor, and Rashod Bateman all found their way to the end zone, securing a decisive victory at M&T Bank Stadium.

With this win, the Ravens maintain their stronghold at the top of the AFC North division. Notably, the Bengals have now suffered 24 losses in their last 25 road games in prime time.

Bengals Opponent Week 11 Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers

Upcoming Opponent Week 13:

Baltimore Ravens

Week 11 Game Recap: Beat Cincinnati Bengals

The Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious against the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Joe Burrow to injury, securing a 34-20 win and advancing to an 8-3 record for the year.

Initiating the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run by Gus Edwards in a nine-play opening drive, the Ravens set the tone. Evan McPherson responded for the Bengals with a 50-yard field goal. Although the Bengals briefly took the lead in the first half with a four-yard pass from Joe Burrow to Joe Mixon, the Ravens swiftly replied. Nelson Agholor’s 37-yard touchdown, seizing on a tipped pass, and Lamar Jackson’s connection with Rashod Bateman in the end zone, marked the Ravens’ comeback before halftime.

In the third quarter, backup quarterback Jake Browning guided the Bengals to a 26-yard field goal by Evan McPherson. The Ravens retaliated, with Justin Tucker converting a 25-yard field goal to make it 24-13. Tucker extended the lead with a 47-yard field goal late in the third quarter, and Gus Edwards contributed a three-yard touchdown, making it 31-13. The Bengals managed to narrow the gap to 34-21 with a two-yard touchdown pass from Browning to Ja’Marr Chase.

The offensive spotlight of the game was on injuries, particularly with Joe Burrow leaving in the second quarter due to difficulty gripping the ball. Despite a strong performance, going 11-of-17 for 101 yards and a touchdown, Burrow’s departure was a setback for the Bengals. The Ravens also faced challenges as tight end Mark Andrews left the game early, and Lamar Jackson dealt with a limiting ankle injury.

On the defensive front, Ravens edge defender Odafe Oweh continued his impressive form with a fourth sack in five games since returning from injury. The defensive backs, including safeties Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton with two pass breakups each, and cornerback Ronald Darby with three, showcased their playmaking abilities.

Rookie Zay Flowers had a notable impact on the Ravens’ offense, officially recording 43 yards on three catches. However, a 68-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass was nullified due to a disputed holding penalty on Odell Beckham Jr. Despite the setback, Flowers remains a crucial element in the Ravens’ passing game as they strategically involve him more downfield as the season progresses.

Ravens Opponent Week 12 Opponent: vs San Diego Chargers

Upcoming Opponent Week 13: BYE WEEK

Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 11 Game Recap: Lost to Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns secured a 13-10 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home in Week 11, advancing to a 7-3 record for the season, while the Steelers fell to 6-4.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski’s challenge proved crucial as the Browns took an early lead with a one-yard touchdown run by running back Jerome Ford, followed by a 25-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins, making it 10-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Jaylen Warren’s impressive 74-yard touchdown run and a 28-yard field goal by Chris Boswell brought the Steelers back, tying the game 10-10 in the fourth quarter. However, it was the Browns who secured the win with Dustin Hopkins’ 34-yard game-winning field goal.

Offensively, the game featured limited scoring opportunities. Both quarterbacks combined for only 271 passing yards. Steelers’ running back Najee Harris averaged 2.9 yards per carry, while Browns’ running backs Kareem Hunt and Jerome Ford averaged 3.0 and 2.6 yards, respectively. Browns’ wide receiver Elijah Moore led with 60 receiving yards.

Defensively, Myles Garrett gained an advantage in the sack department, securing two sacks in the game, bringing his total to 13 for the season. In contrast, Watt managed one sack, reaching a total of 11.5.

Rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson took charge of the Browns’ offense, attempting 43 passes in the game. While not an outstanding performance, he showed improvement from his earlier debut against the Baltimore Ravens. Thompson-Robinson went 24-of-43 for 165 yards with one interception and added 20 rushing yards on three attempts.

Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

Upcoming Opponent Week 13:

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