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AFC North – Rerun Season: The NFL’s Ten Commandments

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Network TV has always stalled during summers and myriad other times.  They run reruns of popular shows when this happens. While I can’t recall how popular my old columns were, I found a few of them and thought I’d repost some of the more cogent ones, at least until the draft arrives or something pertinent…

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AFC North 2023 Wrapup

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So that’s that.  It’s over.  The End. The 2023 season concluded in identical fashion to the 2022 season – with the Kansas City Chiefs hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy.  In the run-up, the AFC North registered four winning records and three playoff teams – more than any other NFL division.  The AFC North is littered…

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AFC North Championship Round Wrapup

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The offseason fully begins for the AFC North, who have already been jockeying coaches and coordinators around the league.  But there’s still the matter of the Championship Round to resolve…   Chiefs 17, Ravens 10 Alas, the end is truly upon us. The Ravens were unceremoniously bounced from the prospect of playing in the Super…

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AFC North Divisional Round Wrapup

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The offseason has begun for three of the four AFC North teams, and they’re not sitting idle.  Interviews have been scheduled, coordinators and coaches are filling in the gaps in their resumés.  A few big names are circulating above the rest of the potential coaching hires, but the AFC North, despite rampant speculation, will retain…

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AFC North Wild Card Wrapup

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It’s been a weird, chaotic NFL season thus far. The fact the two of the three AFC North playoff participants were bounced during Wild Card week leaves me little to write about the division as a whole.  I’ve already completed my required crowing about the collective power of the AFC North, which was thoroughly shattered…

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AFC North Week 18 Wrapup

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So another regular season has come to a close. Be happy, AFC North fans.  This season represents one of the best collective outputs for a single division in NFL history.  All four teams notched winning records at minimum, with three playoff teams and the AFC’s top seed included. Special mention goes to the Bengals, who…

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AFC North Week 17 Wrapup

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As the NFL’s regular season nears its end, playoff teams are beginning their annual scramble to keep their players safe from all football harm while balancing that against the very real need to stay acclimated to contact and the playbook.  The Ravens suffered one of the worst defeats in franchise history when, in 2019, they…

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AFC North Week 16 Wrapup

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As the AFC North winds its way towards season’s end and the playoffs, and lest it needs to be said again, all four teams are still alive for playoff spots. The Ravens have clinched an appearance, with an eye towards securing the AFC North and home field advantage throughout the playoffs should they win out…

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AFC North Week 15 Wrapup

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The playoff window is tightening for some AFC North teams and expanding for others, although Sunday reminded us that no path to the playoffs is easy or convenient.  Still, all four AFC North teams remain mathematically alive for berth, with one (Ravens) clinching a spot if not a division title.  There’s something to be said…

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AFC North Week 14 Wrapup

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Our favorite reality show got more intriguing last week, as the AFC North still holds the distinction of having all four teams still alive for playoff spots, with all four technically still possible division winners. I guess this is what “parity” means in NFL terms. Anyway, here’s what happened.   Patriots 21, Steelers 18 The…

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