Training camps are right around the corner, and a day after giving his NFC North preseason predictions, today Colin is picking the AFC North.
No surprise at the top. The Steelers are loaded on offense and have a favorable schedule with a bunch of tough games at home. They still need to figure out how to replace injured star middle linebacker Ryan Shazier, but win the North comfortably at 12-4 and grab the #1 overall playoff seed in the AFC.
Colin predicts the Ravens finish a distant second at 7-9, but could face a QB controversy with Lamar Jackson waiting in the wings if Flacco struggles. The Browns and Ravens bring up the back with identical 6-10 records, but are headed in opposite directions.
Cleveland appears to be on the upswing for the first time in forever with an upgraded roster and a real quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. Cincy may decide to blow it all up and start over after another year heading nowhere with Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton.
Watch Colin break it all down:
“The No. 1 seed in the AFC this year will be the Pittsburgh Steelers… The Cleveland Browns have the most improved roster in the NFL.”@ColinCowherd makes his AFC North prediction pic.twitter.com/x1rwNRITUb
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 11, 2018