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AFC North A Combined 19-5-1 So Far This Season Against Common Opponents

By Tim Rice

AFC North A Combined 19-5-1 So Far This Season Against Common Opponents

The AFC North was confronted with playing the AFC South and NFC South in 2014.  At the beginning of the season, if you would have been asked how you thought the AFC North would fair against these two conferences, would your early assessment equaled what has happened so far this year?

Thus far through 12 weeks of the 2014 season, the AFC North has weathered pretty good against both of those conferences.  In fact, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team that was able to sweep the entire AFC South while all of the other teams in the division have suffered at least one loss to them.

The NFC South, however, is another story for the Steelers. Presumed to be the worst conference in the league, according to their current records, the leaders of the NFC South are currently tied at 4-7, three games under .500. Although the Steelers still have two more games against the NFC South, they have already suffered one loss to the (2-9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  They also still have to play the (4-7) New Orleans Saints this Sunday and the (4-7) Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. Obviously, it would be in the Steelers best interest to win both of these games.

The Baltimore Ravens are currently the only AFC North team that has swept the NFC South teams. The Cleveland Browns will also have a chance to sweep the NFC South as well with a victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

AFC North Vs. NFC South Vs. AFC South
Cincinnati 2-0-1 3-1
Baltimore 4-0 1-1
Pittsburgh 1-1 4-0
Cleveland 3-0 1-2
Overall 10-1-1 9-4
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