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    After three weeks of NFL action Cheap Mark Andrews Jersey , the AFC North appears to be far more competitive this season than many anticipated. In what felt like their super bowl, the Cleveland Browns won their first game since Week 16 of the 2016 season. The Bengals fell to 2-1 after starting undefeated, falling to Carolina on the road. Pittsburgh earned their first victory of the season, outlasting the Buccaneers on Monday night football. Cincinnati and Baltimore are currently tied for first place in the division at 2-1, however the Bengals hold the tiebreaker. The Steelers and Browns round out the bottom of the AFC North at 1-1-1. Ravens defeat Broncos: 27-14 Offensive line bends, but doesn?t break The Ravens offensive line struggles have been a topic of discussion this season, especially after their disastrous performance in Week 2. Against the Broncos, however, they held up surprisingly well. Denver?s All-Pro linebacker, Von Miller, one of the best pass-rushers in the league, was held in check throughout the game. He recorded no sacks, no QB hits, and had only two tackles. Miller was also called for multiple pre-snap penalties. Baltimore?s line did allow two sacks on the day and was called for multiple false start penalties. However Youth John Brown Jersey , overall, the offensive line bounced back nicely and settled in as the game went along. Hopefully they can build upon this performance. He was unable to replicate that performance in Week 3 and regressed. Dalton threw four interceptions against Carolina and they proved to ultimately change the course of the game. The Panthers followed up each of Dalton?s first three interceptions with scoring drives Youth Willie Snead IV Jersey , totaling two touchdowns and one field goal. Unfortunately for Cincinnati, they were unable to force a turnover.Steelers defeat Buccaneers: 30-27 Tale of two halvesPittsburgh came out determined and firing on all cylinders. They jumped out to a 30-10 lead at halftime, courtesy of a 24-point second quarter. The Steelers forced three interceptions and recovered a forced fumble. However, they were held scoreless in the second half and nearly let the game slip away. After containing Tampa Bay?s offense for much of the game, Ryan Fitzpatrick heated up late and finished with 411 passing yards and three touchdowns. Pittsburgh was outscored 17-0 in the second half, punting the ball away twice and missing a field goal. Ultimately, they made enough plays to secure a victory ahead of a Sunday night tilt against Baltimore. Balanced passing attack In prior years, Antonio Brown has been the key focal point of Steelers passing offense. He has dominated the target share and consistently led the team in both receptions and yards. While he will likely end up as their leading receiver for the season, Pittsburgh appears to have a more balanced attack this season. Several different players became involved on Monday night. JuJu Smith-Schuster again led the team in receiving with nine catches and 116 yards. Tight end Vance McDonald also had a big night with 112 receiving yards, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Running back James Connor caught five passes, just one less than Antonio Brown.Bold Predictions: Ravens vs. Broncos The Ravens are looking to get back on track when they host the undefeated Denver Broncos. Over the course of two games, Baltimore has shown both brilliance and ineptitude. Coming off of a divisional road loss, how will the Ravens respond in Week 3?Sage?s predictions:The Ravens will score a defensive touchdown.Sign up HERE to take our weekly Ravens survey.In order to energize the home crowd and provide Joe Flacco and the offense with a little breathing room, Baltimore?s defense will intercept Case Keenum and return it for six. A franchise that has made turnovers their calling card will find the end zone for the first time this season Cheap Marshal Yanda Jersey , having recorded two picks in 2018 that were not run back for a score. John Brown will be Baltimore?s go-to offensive weapon. Ozzie Newsome signed John Brown this offseason to complement Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead IV. Through two games, Brown leads the Ravens in receiving and is averaging 19.4 yards per reception. Crabtree has been targeted 16 times ? a team high ? to Brown?s 14. In Week 3, anticipate Flacco to look to Brown more often, as he has proven he can haul in tough balls in tight coverage. Vasilis? predictions:Lamar Jackson will not see the field in Week 3.Thus far, the Lamar Jackson package has been largely ineffective. If the goal was to give the opposition another facet to game plan for, then that has already been accomplished. The Ravens will aim to get Joe Flacco and Alex Collins in rhythm, at the expense of the rookie quarterback?s playing time.Kenny Young will record double digit tackles and an interception.The fourth-round rookie has been mighty impressive throughout the preseason and the first two weeks of the year. The Ravens scheme is designed to funnel the ball carrier to the inside linebackers, which should allow Young to rack up tackles. Case Keenum will underestimate Young?s speed and toss an interception underneath or in the flat.Dustin?s predictions:Alex Collins will rush for 100 yards and two touchdowns.Through the first two games of the season, Collins has only received 16 carries for 48 yards and one touchdown.The Ravens will show that they are in fact committed to the run game when they face the Broncos. Collins will no longer be neglected, and he should receive at least 15 touches, amassing 100 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The offensive line will hold Von Miller in check.Baltimore?s offensive line struggled immensely versus the Bengals pass rush in Week 2, particularly when matching up with Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. Miller is potentially the best pass rusher in the game, but the Ravens will find a way to contain him. Regardless of whether James Hurst or Orlando Brown Jr. starts at right tackle against Denver, expect tight ends Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams to consistently provide help by chipping Miller on the edge. Baltimore deployed this tactic against Khalil Mack last season Cheap Justin Tucker Jersey , and he was held to zero sacks.Frank?s predictions:Mark Andrews will be the Ravens leading receiver.The Broncos are fairly stout in pass coverage on the outside. However, they tend to struggle against opposing tight ends. In the first two weeks of the season, they faced Raiders tight end Jared Cook and Seahawks tight end Will Dissly. Cook and Dissly combined to catch seven passes for 154 yards. Ravens third-round pick Mark Andrews, who caught his first career touchdown last week, could be in for a productive outing. The Ravens hold Phillip Lindsay in check. Undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay has burst onto the scene this season, leading the Broncos in rushing after two weeks. He has rushed for 178 yards on just 29 carries, good for an average of 6.1 YPC. Lindsay has separated himself from Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker in the Denver backfield. However, the Ravens have had over a week to scout him and recognize he has become a key cog in their offensive attack. Don Martindale should have a game plan in place to contain Lindsay, and it will work effectively. Lindsay will be held to under 50 yards from scrimmage. Have a bold prediction? Join the conversation in the comments section.
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