AFC North News: Suggs Claims Goodell Behind Blackout and More

It was, as always, a wild week in football.  Over in the AFC North the picture of who is going to be that division’s leader just got more murky with the wrap-up of Week 4.  Let’s take a look at some of the big headlines coming out of the AFC North.

Week 4 Scores

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Every game in the AFC North this week delivered up a surprise.

Ravens 20, Bills 23

The Baltimore Ravens suffered a surprising loss to the Buffalo Bills.  The blame for the loss can be placed squarely on the shoulder of quarterback Joe Flacco who only completed 25 of his 50 passes and threw five interceptions.

Bengals 6, Browns 17

The Cincinnati Bengal‘s upset loss to the Cleveland Browns is a game that is going to get analyzed very thoroughly in the coming days.  Most will chalk the loss up to Andy Dalton failing to step up the next level or the Bengals general inconsistencies.  However, doing that ignores how dominant the Browns defense was and how big of a play maker Brian Hoyer is becoming.

Steelers 27, Vikings 34

It was a battle between two 0-3 teams and despite how bad the Pittsburgh Steelers have looked, no one expected them to lose to the Minnesota Vikings.  That is exactly what happened, however.  The Steelers played better than they have all season against the Vikings and actually had a rushing game materialize a bit with the return of Le’Veon Bell. It was still not enough to get a W, a letter that has been eluding the Steleers all season.

Terrell Suggs Claims Roger Goodell Was Behind Super Bowl Blackout 

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In an interview with ESPN.COM Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs says that he believes that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was behind the Super Bowl blackout.

I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean? I was like, ah, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide, huh?  I thought he had a hand in it. Most definitely, he had a hand in it.

While it is an interesting theory, most would be quick to point out that Suggs should be considered less with conspiracy theories involving a game that his team ended up winning and winning games this year.

Updated AFC North Future Odds

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The Bengals are still the front runners to take the AFC North division according to most sports books.  Over at Bovada the moneyline to bet on the Bengals winning the AFC North is at -110.  The Ravens are behind the Bengals with a moneyline at +150.  The Browns moneyline is at +500, while the Steelers line is set at +1800.

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