Oh what a difference a week makes. Following the Pittsburgh Steelers' disappointing 23-20 to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, Pittsburgh was bumped out of first place in the AFC and into third place within its own division. Fast forward a week and the Steelers are back in first place at 7-3 thanks to their 24-17 win over the Bengals, and Baltimore's choke job in Seattle Sunday afternoon. So, let's take a quick gander at the updated AFC North standings and the conference playoff seeding through 10 weeks.
|Team||Record||Div. Record||Conf. Record||Streak||Scoring Differential|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||7-3||1-2||5-3||Won 1||+ 41|
|Baltimore Ravens||6-3||1-1||5-2||Lost 1||+ 73|
|Cincinnati Bengals||6-3||2-0||4-2||Lost 1||+ 48|
|Cleveland Browns||3-4||0-1||2-4||Lost 3||- 52|
AFC Standings Through Week 10:
Houston Texans (7-3)
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)
New England Patriots (6-3)
Oakland Raiders (5-4)
Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
- Cincinnati Bengals (6-3)
The Steelers, of course, would lose out to the Texans in the event both finish with similar records due to Houston's head-to-head win over Pittsburgh. The Steelers however hold a valuable head-to-head tiebreaker over New England were the two to finish with shared records.
Lots of football left, but as the Steelers head into their bye week, they can feel good about being back in front of their primary competitors in the AFC North -- Baltimore and Cincinnati -- for at least this week. Go Steelers!