1. Pittsburgh Steelers: (11-5): Dead and gone? I don't think so! Even though there are some question of this offense, with Big Ben and the #1 defense from last year, anything can happen. The Steelers will be extra motivated after missing the playoffs a year ago.
2. Baltimore Ravens (10-6): The Ravens will have the tall order of defending their Super Bowl title of last season. In a tough division, and a team missing some veteran leadership on both sides of the ball from last year it will be an uphill battle for the Ravens.
3. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7): Making the playoffs for the 3 straight season will be their goal this year. With a talented roster that wants to compete for the division, a tough schedule will have this team fighting for a Wild Card spot.
4. Cleveland Browns (6-10): A new coaching staff will look to mold this young roster, and Brandon Weeden starting QB again this season will give this team some consistency that it really needs.