All four AFC North teams played outside of the division in week six, but in week seven the Baltimore Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh for the latest edition of one of the best rivalries in football, while the Bengals and Browns play outside the division.
We will first begin with the Ravens, and it was a tough loss to swallow for Baltimore in week six as they fell to the visiting Green Bay Packers 19-17. Baltimore had won 13 straight home games against NFC opponents, but a stout pass rush from the Packers and a horrible performance by the Ravens offensive line ended that streak.
Joe Flacco was sacked five times in the loss and the Ravens continued with their inability to run the football totaling just 47 yards on the ground on 22 carries. Once it was all said and done, Flacco's numbers turned out to be good as he threw for 342 yards with two touchdowns, but most of that came in the second half as Baltimore was shutout in the first half. Ray Rice ran for just 34 yards on 11 carries in the game.
The Bengals were victors on the road as they traveled to Buffalo to take on a Bills team that was starting a backup quarterback and still needed overtime to secure the 27-24 victory. Cincinnati allowed 14 fourth quarter points to the Bills that tied the game, while the Bengals were shutout in the final quarter, but a Mike Nugent 43 yard field goal in overtime gave them the victory and the outright lead in the AFC North. Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, while A.J. Green reeled in six grabs for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Pittsburgh got off the snide in week six securing their first victory of the season, beating the surprise New York Jets at the Meadowlands. The Steelers defense held the Jets to just six points, 267 total yards and picked off two of Geno Smith's passes. Their defense played very well, but the Pittsburgh offense struggled to score touchdowns as they kicked four field goals in the game scoring just one touchdown. Quarterback Ben Roesthlisberger did spread the ball around in the 19-6 victory as three different Steelers receivers had 70 or more receiving yards.
Lastly we come to the Browns, who saw their three game winning streak come to an end courtesy of the visiting Detroit Lions. Despite a 17-7 lead at halftime, the Browns offense was completely shutdown in the second half and the Lions scored 24 unanswered second half points to pull out the 31-17 win. Brandon Weeden struggled in the loss throwing two interceptions, but Cleveland's nine penalties for 87 yards were also a big factor in the game. The Browns defense allowed four passing touchdowns in the game.
Here is what is on tap for week seven:
- Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2) Sunday, 1pm
- Cleveland Browns (3-3) at Green Bay Packers (3-2) Sunday, 4:25pm
- Baltimore Ravens (3-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4) Sunday, 4:25pm
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