After six weeks, the AFC North Power Rankings continue to be tight. With the Cincinnati Bengals winning in Week 6, there are no teams with a losing record — which is very impressive.
The Baltimore Ravens remain at the top of the standings with a 4-2 mark following their win over the Tennessee Titans, which was played in London. Stuck in the middle are the Cleveland Browns — who shocked the 49ers this weekend — and Pittsburgh Steelers — who were off in Week 6.
With all that dust settling, let's take the temperature of the north.
AFC North Power Rankings at Week 7
4. Cincinnati Bengals
It wasn't easy but the Bengals found a way to secure a win over the Seattle Seahawks this weekend. Last week, they dropped 34 points on the Arizona Cardinals and believed that could get the offense rolling, but that wasn't the case.
In Week 6, they managed just 17 points while holding the Seahawks to 13. Joe Burrow threw for 185 yards with two touchdowns and a pick while Joe Mixon had a mere 38 yards on 12 rushing attempts.
With the offense struggling, it was the defense that got it done, but they too had some issues. Geno Smith threw two interceptions but still had 323 yards through the air. Kenneth Walker added 62 yards on the ground as well as a touchdown.
Cincinnati was able to turn the ball over on downs twice to close out the game and in each instance, it was the "bend but don't breal" approach. That was enough to improve to 3-3 but at this point, they're not only in last place in the AFC North but they're the team that seems to have the most to figure out.