The AFC North's prolific pairs

It's no secret that the AFC North is known for its defense. But this season the division also has two of the most productive reciever tandems in the entire league.

Receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals and Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason of the Baltimore Ravens rank second and third, respectively, in career receptions among active teammates. Both duos will play together for the first time this season after a blockbuster trade by Baltimore to land Boldin, and Cincinnati's high-profile signing of Owens this summer.

Both teams have a lot of depth at receiver, which is one reason Baltimore and Cincinnati are preseason favorites to win the AFC North.

Will these pairings lead their teams to the playoffs? Time will tell.