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    I figured I'd post this with the thread on the NFC North being present. I've got my lot in with my own boys, as I feel the Steelers' era is over. But the Bengals' present a fairly good offensive and great defensive obstacle in that goal. So what do you think? And tell me why you think so?

    I think my Ravens' have finally found some sort of an offensive rhythm in Pittsburgh, as we decided not to go by Cam's usual routine of repeat same strategy as last time because it worked then, and have it fail..then repeat, again. No, we showed poise, passion, and ability all at once for the first time this season on the offensive side, I think, and our defense put up another good showing although Pittsburgh did build up yardage on us, but that is the game it was. We put good yards on them.

    Browns are there out of convenience.
    14
    Baltimore Ravens.
    64.29%
    9
    Pittsburgh Steelers.
    21.43%
    3
    Cincinnati Bengals.
    14.29%
    2
    Cleveland Browns.
    0.00%
    0
    Last edited by Sovereignty; 11-07-2011, 11:11 PM.
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    Already a poll, and i'd go Baltimore.

    Pittsburgh basically has to hope the Ravens collapse to get HFA since the Ravens own the tiebreaker. Ravens have a pretty favorable schedule from here on out.

    Crazy that the Steelers could go 13-3, and not have HFA........

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    • #3
      Well, it's fitting; Sunday night's game was crazy, and had a crazy ending. The lasting results should be as established, and crazy, as they are. I like it that way. As for there already being a poll, hadn't noticed.
      Qwerty

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      • #4
        I am pulling far the Ravens. I like that style of football. Nice game winning drive by Flacco (who is a better qb than Ryan, and is obvious to anyone who has eyes).
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sovereignty View Post
          Browns are there out of convenience.
          Why, golly, gee, willikers !!!

          Also, you made this because nobody made an AFC North one?

          Yes, somebody did. Nobody cares.

          Who Wins the AFC North?

          The only fans on here representing the AFC North are WhoDey, who I haven't seen much of lately and myself.
          Last edited by Charlie Brown; 11-08-2011, 12:22 AM.
          The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

          The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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          • #6
            Considering the Ravens beat the Steelers twice, it would be easy for people to hop on the bandwagon at this point. But I'll be quick to point out that the Ravens have lost to both the Jaguars and the Titans (and embarrassingly, in the case of the latter), two teams that the Bengals have defeated.

            I'm fairly certain that Baltimore will win the division, but I like our chances of getting a wildcard. And enjoy your time now, because it's coming to a close. We've got five draft picks in the first three rounds of this year's draft and we don't need a quarterback. We can fix our issues (which are surprisingly minor) and own this division for a good long minute.

            If we beat Pittsburgh this weekend, all bets are off. We'll take it.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
              The only fans on here representing the AFC North are WhoDey, who I haven't seen much of lately and myself.
              Well, I spoke too soon.
              The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

              The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
                Well, I spoke too soon.
                I've been lurking a bit lately, but I've been waaaay too busy to post until now. Finally got a vacation.
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                • #9
                  bengals

                  as it turns out, they probably have the most balanced team right now, in that division
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WhoDeyBengals View Post
                    Considering the Ravens beat the Steelers twice, it would be easy for people to hop on the bandwagon at this point. But I'll be quick to point out that the Ravens have lost to both the Jaguars and the Titans (and embarrassingly, in the case of the latter), two teams that the Bengals have defeated.

                    I'm fairly certain that Baltimore will win the division, but I like our chances of getting a wildcard. And enjoy your time now, because it's coming to a close. We've got five draft picks in the first three rounds of this year's draft and we don't need a quarterback. We can fix our issues (which are surprisingly minor) and own this division for a good long minute.

                    If we beat Pittsburgh this weekend, all bets are off. We'll take it.
                    Enjoy our time? Actually I don't feel like our time has even truly come; I just feel like the Steelers' time and era has closed. We've embarrassed ourselves more than Jacksonville and Tennessee did to us on their own this season. Though we won the game against Arizona, it was still an embarrassment. Our "time" has not come yet, and thus it won't come to a close. If you ask me, both the Bengals' and the Ravens' are rising to a point where they need and want to be.

                    Regarding Charlie Brown's comments, we've never gotten along. Never will. I'm not concerned. I wasn't asking for a taunt with the only fan representing the AFC North being WhoDey because, according to you, we're not in the AFC North. I'm not concerned with your bitter cynicism because your team has failed itself more than the city has failed it in terms of budget. It's pointless to argue as much as we did prior. I was only asking what people thought.

                    The Bengals' have as much a chance as us winning the division this year.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sovereignty View Post
                      Enjoy our time? Actually I don't feel like our time has even truly come; I just feel like the Steelers' time and era has closed.
                      To quote Sapp: They're old. They're slow. It's over.

                      I don't know that he's right, but I wouldn't mind seeing them continue to decline. I know that I'm not nearly as impressed with them as I have been in previous years.

                      We've embarrassed ourselves more than Jacksonville and Tennessee did to us on their own this season. Though we won the game against Arizona, it was still an embarrassment. Our "time" has not come yet, and thus it won't come to a close. If you ask me, both the Bengals' and the Ravens' are rising to a point where they need and want to be.
                      The question I have for you is, what do you think contributed to those losses and that bad half against the Cardinals? I seriously was shocked to see Arizona up so big early. Of course, I was equally disappointed to see you guys erase the lead.

                      The Bengals' have as much a chance as us winning the division this year.
                      Statistically, sure. The Bengals have a murderer's row to overcome in the second half, but if they can pull it off they're contenders.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WhoDeyBengals View Post
                        To quote Sapp: They're old. They're slow. It's over.

                        I don't know that he's right, but I wouldn't mind seeing them continue to decline. I know that I'm not nearly as impressed with them as I have been in previous years.


                        The question I have for you is, what do you think contributed to those losses and that bad half against the Cardinals? I seriously was shocked to see Arizona up so big early. Of course, I was equally disappointed to see you guys erase the lead.


                        Statistically, sure. The Bengals have a murderer's row to overcome in the second half, but if they can pull it off they're contenders.
                        The Steelers' decline will continue into later years, to a point where I honestly believe they become one of those teams that are not mentioned at a household point. I think we'll also see a huge drop in the number of Steelers' fans in the coming years, because so many of them are there for bandwagon reasons.

                        Regarding Jacksonville & Arizona, I think what contributed to our poor play in those games was the same thing that contributed to our poor play in Tennessee.

                        Our defense has played well this season, but they are not at a level where they can carry the offense, and the problems lay in the offense, still, if you ask me. Injuries plagued us, but were there truly KEY players injured? No, not if you ask me. Flacco, at the time, had a lack of passion and spirit for the game itself, and it caught up at times, although he finally gained a bit during the comeback against Arizona.

                        Our receivers are a young, battered corp. Torrey Smith is going to be great, but he has problems. Our offensive line, has problems this year, big problems, in maintaining actual pass rushes. When you look at the games though, the actual games, one thing you notice is our lack of offensive innovation. Which I think can be blamed on Cam Cameron, and the rest of the staff for not stepping in and saying something.

                        We won against Pittsburgh in Week 1 using the same strategies, but because we were ready. That game carries passion in itself, and speaks for itself, just because of who played. However - we showed a lack of innovation, and knowledge, in our offensive playcalling following that game, such as in Tennessee. We constantly talked about how 'great' our running game was, but never flexed or truly tried it.

                        We put a conservative, and overdone offensive strategy on the shoulders of a player who was too concerned about that rather than winning the game and hoped good results would come out of it; it did not. Our offense is stagnant, and inconsistent still. It still has problems managing a PROPER streak of victories, and keeping itself in the W column. "Bright lights" and "road games" are not the excuse as some Ravens' fans have put it ((Say, in the case of Jacksonville.)). It's a factor of offensive stagnation and offensive inconsistency. Our secondary is not that great, either. We have a great defense, and it's certainly great at being physical. But I recall against the Steelers' they kept talking about Brian Pollard, for one, and his ability to be a big hitter, but not a great cover cornerback. "Big hits" and some "big turnovers" ever now and then are what we pride ourselves on, but our physicality cannot win every game and hold every offense in the league. So, we also have to look at that.

                        Either way, I think the majority and core of the blame lies with Cam Cameron, and a lack of offensive consistency, and ingenuity.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sovereignty View Post
                          Regarding Charlie Brown's comments, we've never gotten along. Never will. I'm not concerned. I wasn't asking for a taunt with the only fan representing the AFC North being WhoDey because, according to you, we're not in the AFC North. I'm not concerned with your bitter cynicism because your team has failed itself more than the city has failed it in terms of budget. It's pointless to argue as much as we did prior. I was only asking what people thought.
                          No, what I said is true. As far as you and I are concerned Baltimore does not belong in the AFC North. They belong in the AFC South. Your title even reflects that. WhoDey's signature shows the Bengals playing a rival - the Browns. Yet, you are more concerned with the Colts.

                          NFL should oblige and put you back in that division that way you are happy. Cleveland has never failed the Browns. Never, not once. I don't want to get into the lie that you are repeating.
                          The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

                          The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
                            No, what I said is true. As far as you and I are concerned Baltimore does not belong in the AFC North. They belong in the AFC South. Your title even reflects that. WhoDey's signature shows the Bengals playing a rival - the Browns. Yet, you are more concerned with the Colts.

                            NFL should oblige and put you back in that division that way you are happy. Cleveland has never failed the Browns. Never, not once. I don't want to get into the lie that you are repeating.
                            CHARLIE, SIR, I'M INCLINED TO BELIEVE YOU TAKE MY TITLE A BIT TOO SERIOUSLY.

                            What my title is, reflects humor, obviously, being that the Colts are not 8-0. Or are they? YOU ARE THE EXPERT. You can complain all you want, Charlie, the NFL will not heed the words of one embittered Browns' fan, nor will anyone. Or even a thousand embittered fans of various teams. It won't change anything, it's useless to start an argument with someone every time you have the chance on a football forum because you can't let things go.
                            Qwerty

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sovereignty View Post
                              CHARLIE, SIR, I'M INCLINED TO BELIEVE YOU TAKE MY TITLE A BIT TOO SERIOUSLY.

                              What my title is, reflects humor, obviously, being that the Colts are not 8-0. Or are they? YOU ARE THE EXPERT.
                              The Colts are not 8-0, nor are they 0-8. They are 0-9.

                              I simply am pointing out that Baltimore has a rivalry with the Colts. Sure, Colts fans don't consider it a rivalry. But, Baltimore? They get all up in arms whenever the Colts are mentioned. They have more of a rivalry with that team than they do with half of the AFC North division.

                              The Jaguars have more of a stake in the AFC North than Baltimore does. The Titans have an even bigger stake in the AFC North.

                              You can complain all you want, Charlie, the NFL will not heed the words of one embittered Browns' fan, nor will anyone. Or even a thousand embittered fans of various teams.
                              No, it is not about being "bitter" it is a matter of fact and is verifiable. Look at the players that are honored at Baltimore's Stadium. Johnny Unitas, etc.. Yet, he is in the Hall of Fame with the Colts. The mere presence of Baltimore in the AFC North is piggybacking. Piggybacking on the legacies of teams that belong in the AFC North.
                              The Browns are gone; I'm not a fan of the Impostors

                              The real Browns are in Baltimore, see?

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