The AFC North delivered three playoffs teams in 2011, but none made it to the Super Bowl; the idea is to have the same amount of teams this season, but actually putting one in the big game.
Baltimore Ravens +120: The Ravens have the challenge of winning the AFC north on back to back years for the first time since they joined a decade ago.
Baltimore cut Lee Evans but signed WR Jacoby Jones from Houston; If Jones finds enough minutes in the offense he could be an interesting weapon.
John Harbaugh and his team were almost unbeatable at home, but they were too inconsistent away from their building in 2011; winning outside the M&T Bank Stadium will give the Ravens an enormous opportunity to win the division.
Pittsburgh Steelers +120: despite they won’t acknowledged, it kind of feels the Steelers are on a rebuilding year.
DT Chris Hoke (retired), CB Bryant McFadden, P Daniel Sepulveda and OT Max Starks, RB Mewelde Moore, CB William Gay, WR Hines Ward (retired) and ILB James Farrior, are no longer with the team.
Cincinnati Bengals +350: Andy Dalton needs to be careful about the second year slump quarterbacks usually suffer, but having A.J. Green as their go to guy will help a lot.
Ex-Cowboys CB Terence Newman and RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis arrived this offense and should give the team experience in both defense and offense.
Cleveland Browns +2000: the Browns have no option on winning the division in 2012, but with Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden it looks like they have the future secure in offensive side of the ball for many years.