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Steelers Enter Weekend As AFC North Leaders

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now leading the AFC North thanks to the Cleveland Browns beating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 Thursday night.

The Steelers and Browns are both currently 6-3 after the Thursday night game while the Bengals drop to 5-3-1 on the season.

The Steelers can take over sole possession of the AFC North Sunday with a win over the New York Jets.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was horrible Thursday night as he finished 10-of-33 passing for 86 yards with three interceptions. He was pulled from the game late in the fourth quarter with a quarterback rating of 2.0.

As for the Browns, they’ve now won five of their last six games. They will now have a long week to prepare for their next game against the Houston Texans.

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was 15-of-23 passing Thursday night for 198 yards against the Bengals.

The last time the Browns won six games in a season was 2007 when they went 10-6. They failed to make the playoffs that year, however, as the Steelers won the AFC North on tiebreakers with an identical 10-6 record.

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