Posted: 8:14 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Chris Pokorny
After the Cleveland Browns beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24 on Thursday, they improved their record to 3-2 and temporarily moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC North. Fans were hoping for some help from the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots so that Cleveland could retain that lead heading into Week 6, but that didn't end up being the case.
The Browns, Bengals, and Ravens are each 3-2. We could analyze the tiebreakers, but it's really too early in the season to do so. The Browns have a win over Cincinnati but a loss to Baltimore, so there is no clear leader atop the division at this point.
As far as next week goes, here are next week's AFC North matchups:
The Bengals catch a break by facing a Bills team that will be without a proven quarterback (thanks to the Browns, ironically). The Ravens will be tested by the Packers' offense. The Steelers...well, are the winless Steelers. The Lions may have Calvin Johnson back, but if he is limited, that will be a huge bonus for the Browns.