Oct 21, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

AFC North Preview With NFL Week 9 Predictions


Let’s start at home with our own Bengals, looking for a much needed win to redeem their season.

AFC North

The Bengals are will be out for blood when they take on the Broncos this afternoon. They have been on a three game losing skid and will be looking to end that with a home win in PBS. My prediction for this game is, the Bengals start strong and angry. They limit Manning and the Broncos offense early and Dalton gets out to a good start. After the half and the Broncos make some adjustments, Denver will come back strong, but it won’t be enough. Cincinnati needs this win too much to back down.

Final score prediction: Bengals 24, Broncos 21

The Browns face the Ravens and though the rest of the world is going with Baltimore. I don’t think it will be so cut and dry. This is the AFC North and anything can happen when a team’s back is against the wall. I think it will be a close one, but the Browns will be victorious.

Browns 7, Ravens 6

The Steelers will take on the Super Bowl Champion Giants today. The Steelers started slow, but seem to be gaining momentum this season. I don’t think that is going to matter to the Giants in the late slate of games today. The game will be close, but the other Manning is going to have his way with the Bumblebees.

Giants 27, Steelers 17

Around the League Score Predictions

Packers 28, Cardinals 21

Bills 24, Texans 21

Dolphins 20, Colts 14

Lions 35, Jags 17

Bears 24, Texans 17

Redskins 21, Panthers 17

Buccaneers 24, Raiders 20

Seahawks 17, Vikings 14

Cowboys 21, Falcons 20

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