1. Ravens (10-6)
2. Browns (10-6)
3. Steelers (8-8)
4. Bengals (6-10)
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ recent dominance in the AFC North came to an end in 2018, and that will continue this season. The Steelers are without Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. And while they do still have great talent at running back and wide receiver with James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster, it won’t be enough for the Steelers to return to the postseason in 2019.
The division title will once again go to the Baltimore Ravens, who lead the way with an elite defense. And with the addition of wide receiver Marquise Brown in the draft, running back Mark Ingram in free agency, and Lamar Jackson entering his second year as the starting quarterback, Baltimore’s offense should be fun to watch.
Just behind the Ravens in second place are the Cleveland Browns, who match Baltimore’s 10-6 record, good for a wild-card berth and a first postseason appearance for 17 years.
Cleveland has added talent on both sides of the ball, but it’s the offense that stands out. With quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb entering year two, now joined by superstar receiver Odell Beckham, the Browns are going to win a lot of games in 2019.
The Cincinnati Bengals will have another disappointing season and finish with just four victories.