Through three weeks in the 2021 season, there is a new sheriff in town when it comes to leading the AFC North. Keep reading to see where everyone lands in these AFC North divisional Power Rankings.
Three weeks through the NFL season, and it’s no shocker at all that the AFC North once again looks to be one of the tougher divisions in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns are in a three-way tie for first place at 2-1, and the tides may be finally turning with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the basement at 1-2.
Keep reading to see where each team stands through three weeks in these AFC North Power Rankings.
AFC North Power Rankings No. 4 – Pittsburgh Steelers
For so many years it felt like everyone was looking up at the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens made a few pushes to overtake them, but even in years the Steelers lost the division they were able to be the Ravens in the playoffs.
The Steelers still have a solid defense, but they have some major issues on offense. They have an older quarterback who just doesn’t have the same zip on the ball, and they have a young offensive line that really struggles in the run and passing game.
So, not only does Ben Roethlisberger have no protection, but he’s having to throw the ball 40 plus times a game. I’m not an expert, and even I know that is a recipe for disaster.
I wasn’t quite ready to put them in the basement until their loss last week vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. A beat down at home, and many Bengals players have since said that they could tell the team just quit at the end.
As a Browns fan, I can’t stand Mike Tomlin, but the biggest reason I hate him is because of how good of a coach he is. In the last two years, he has made a pretty bad quarterback look good.
Unfortunately, Tomlin can’t save this team anymore and they are lucky they caught the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 or they could easily be 0-3.