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AFC North Week 3 Recap: Steelers Alone In Second, Ravens Remain Winless

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The Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the St. Louis Rams was a costly one as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has now been lost for an extended amount of time due to a left knee injury. Regardless, it was a win and as a result, the Steelers now sit in sole-possession of second place in the AFC North heading into their Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens are still winless heading into Week 3 as they lost Sunday to the still undefeated Cincinnati Bengals 28-24. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco put the Ravens ahead 24-21 with 3:56 left in the game after connecting with wide receiver Steve Smith from 16 yards out, but the Bengals answered quickly. The game-winning drive covered 80 yards in just six plays and it culminated with a 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver A.J. Green from quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton completed 20 of 32 pass attempts in the game for 383 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once in the game, however. As for Flacco, he completed 32 of his 49 pass attempts in the game for 362 yards and two touchdowns. Like Dalton, he also was intercepted once.

The Ravens rushing attack was pretty much nonexistent in the game as five players combined for 36 yards on the ground.

As for the Bengals, they will host the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.

Elsewhere in the division, the Cleveland Browns dropped to 1-2 Sunday thanks to their 27-20 loss to the visiting Oakland Raiders. The Browns, like the Ravens, couldn’t run the football Sunday and their defense had their hands full with rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, who tallied 8 catches for 134 yards.

Browns quarterback Josh McCown completed 28 of his 49 pass attempts in the game for 341 yards and two touchdowns and like all of the AFC North quarterbacks on Sunday, he was intercepted once in the game.

Next up for the Browns are the San Diego Chargers, who lost 31-14 Sunday afternoon to the Minnesota Vikings.

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