Before the season began, it was a widely held belief that a team from the AFC North would be playing in the AFC Championship game for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Now, four weeks into the season, it seems like that thinking may be correct, albeit with a different team – or maybe even teams.
Tied atop the division at 3-1, the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens have been two of the most surprising teams in the NFL and both had huge wins against quality opponents in Week 4 in the Falcons and Steelers, respectively.
And unlike in years past, the Bengals and Ravens are getting things done on the offense instead of defense. Ranked at No. 4 and 5 in points per game, both squads are averaging more than 30 points scored through four games.
An impressive feat considering neither team’s quarterback – Andy Dalton for the Bengals and Joe Flacco for the Ravens – is considered to be elite or even approaching that level.
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