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AFC North Wrap-up, Week 11: Ravens, Browns create separation

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  • AFC North Wrap-up, Week 11: Ravens, Browns create separation

    Week 11 in the AFC North was a huge one, as all 4 interplay each other and the results were impactful. The Ravens broadened the gap between the top and base of the department, opening up three-game lead over the Bengals. In the middle of the standings, the Browns leapt the Steelers for the first time in numerous weeks. A variety of injuries notable injuries across the division clouded points. Joe Burrow joined Deshaun Watson in experiencing a season-ending injury, suggesting the Browns and Bengals are now both down their beginning quarterbacks. The Ravens shed All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews to an ankle injury and he's now out forever, likely to miss the rest of the year. Updated standings: Baltimore Ravens 8-3 Cleveland Browns 7-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 6-4 Cincinnati Bengals 5-5 Baltimore Ravens Outcome: Win over Cincinnati Bengals, 34-20Following a disappointing loss against the Browns last week, the Ravens recovered with a 14-point success over the Bengals in primetime. In doing so, the Ravens gained their first series sweep against Cincinnati given that 2020. They're now above. 500 in the department for the year with a 3-2 document versus AFC challengers. The Ravens struck first with an opening drive touchdown prior to stalling a little bit offensively in the first quarter right into the 2nd. Then, after trailing 10-7, they scored goals on back-to-back seven-play drives in under five minutes to take 21-10 lead into halftime. That came adhering to Joe Burrow's injury and leave, after which the Ravens outscored the Bengals 27-10. Lamar Jackson, despite combating via an ankle injury experienced mid-game, tossed two goals with over 300 all-purpose yards. Several of Jackson's 16 completions were for big gains, as he completed separate passes of 51, 33, and 37 lawns to 3 different pass-catchers. The Ravens also hurried for 157 complete backyards and averaged 5. 1 backyards per bring. Baltimore's crime balanced 8 6 backyards per pass and 6. 8 lawns per play, with 22 first downs got and simply over 400 backyards of complete crime. They'll currently deal with the difficulty of remaining to produce without the services of Andrews, who's Jackson's go-to target in the passing Bengals Outcome: Loss to Baltimore Ravens, 20-34On the heels of a distressed loss to the Houston Texans in Week 10, the Bengals were unable to return in the win column. Because of this, they're currently. 500 and better outside of the playoff photo. Their postseason wishes appear to be decreasing even further taking into consideration Burrow's injury standing. The Bengals took a 10-7 lead over the Ravens midway through the second quarter. On his consent goal pass to Joe Mixon, Burrow's wrist was injured and he did not return to action Backup quarterback Jake Browning took the reins and led 2 scoring drives in the second fifty percent, yet the Bengals were outscored by numerous goals without Burrow. Cincinnati's defense remained to struggle in protecting against large plays, as the Ravens' offense had the ability to tear off numerous big gainsparticularly through the air. The Bengals achieved success on just 2-of-11 3rd down efforts, while the Ravens transformed 50% of their 12 shots. The Bengals found some success running the round as they balanced 5. 9 yards per bring and completed 136 lawns. It meant little, though, as they were playing catchup from halftime onwards. Despite running simply one less play the Ravens, they tape-recorded greater than 100 less Browns Result: Win over Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-10 The Browns won a naturally low-scoring, clammy game against the Steelers with novice Dorian Thompson-Robinson beginning his 2nd game of the season. In doing so, the Browns defeated the Ravens and Steelers in back-to-back ready the very first time in franchise business historyand additionally boosted to a solid 7-3 document. Cleveland's seven-play, 50-yard touchdown drive in the center of the first quarter verified to be vital. It wound up being their only touchdown of the day. A field goal prior to halftime provided a 10-0 lead entering the last 2 quarters. The Steelers inevitably eliminated their shortage and tied ball game at 10-10 a piece midway through the fourth quarter. The Browns punted the sphere 6 times in the 2nd fifty percent and tossed an interception. Their final drive of the game, though, saw them relocate 48 yards in simply over a min to progress right into field objective array. Dustin Hopkins kicked his second successive game-winner from 34 lawns out with two secs left. Balancing 3. 5 backyards per play, going 4-of-17 on third down, and losing the turn over battle normally does not cause winning football. Nevertheless, the Browns' defense unsurprisingly placed the clamps down. They permitted just 12 first downs and 249 Steelers Outcome: Loss to Cleveland Browns, 10-13 The Steelers' two-game win streak was broken in Cleveland and they fell short to sweep the period collection over the Browns. After racking up 20+ factors in back-to-back weeks heading right into Sunday, Pittsburgh's offending issues returned in big style. They racked up 10 points or much less for the 4th time this period. In the first fifty percent, the Steelers punted the round four straight times, excavating themselves a 10-point shortage. Jaylen Warren's 74-yard rushing goal to begin the 3rd quarter was the team's only actual offending emphasize of the game. Warren had 100+ backyards and a score for the 2nd straight video game, and is now approximately 6 2 backyards per carry on the period. Regrettably, his initiatives weren't sufficient. In addition to a game-tying basket in the 4th quarter, the Steelers punted 5 more times in the second fifty percent. They went 3-for-14 on 3rd down conversion efforts and obtained 12 first downs in 13 overall drives. Quarterback Kenny Pickett's battles proceeded, as he finished 15 passes for only 106 overall lawns. On Tuesday morning, the Steelers revealed they were shooting offensive coordinator Matt Canada.​