AFC North Standings Week 13: Update on Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Browns

After Week 13's slate of games, what do the AFC North standings look like, and what teams are still in the playoff picture?

AFC North Standings Week 13: Update on Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Browns

The AFC North standings have been updated following the action in Week 13. With all four teams having completed their matchups, what do the current AFC North standings look like as of Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:45 p.m. ET, and how is the weekly playoff picture shaking out after Week 13?

Current AFC North Standings

  1. Baltimore Ravens (8-4)
  2. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
  3. Cleveland Browns (5-7)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)

AFC North Standings Recap

Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens defeated the Broncos, 10-9, but it may have come at a cost. QB Lamar Jackson left the game in the first half with a knee injury and did not return. in his place, Tyler Huntley threw for 187 yards, while Mark Andrews led the team in the air with 53 yards. The Ravens, who are in first place in the AFC North and in line for a home playoff game if they can hold off the Bengals, travel to Pittsburgh in Week 14.

Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals just find ways to keep winning — this time, against the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24. Joe Burrow threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, while Samaje Perine added 106 yards on the ground. The Bengals put up 431 yards of total offense and held Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to 349 total yards. Up next for the Bengals in Week 14 is the Browns.

Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers defeated the Falcons, 19-16, with Minkah Fitzpatrick sealing the victory with an interception. QB Kenny Pickett threw for 197 yards and a touchdown, while Najee Harris led the team on the ground with 86 yards. On the receiving side, it was TE Pat Freiermuth who was the leading receiver, hauling in three catches for 76 yards. The Steelers, who are not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, will host the Ravens in Week 14.

Cleveland Browns
The Browns defeated the Texans 27-14. QB Deshaun Watson, playing for the first time in more than two years, threw for 131 yards and 1 interception. Nick Chubb led the team on the ground with 80 yards rushing. The Browns, who are not mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, will travel to play the Bengals in Week 14.

Current AFC Playoff Picture

  1. Buffalo Bills (9-3)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
  3. Baltimore Ravens (8-4)
  4. Tennessee Titans (7-5)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
  6. Miami Dolphins (8-4)
  7. New York Jets (7-5)
  8. New England Patriots (6-6)
  9. Los Angeles Chargers (6-6)
  10. Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)
  11. Cleveland Browns (5-7)
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)
  13. Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1)
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)
  15. Denver Broncos (3-9)
  16. Houston Texans (1-10-1)