Previewing AFC North Power Rankings

The AFC North played .500 football in Week 11, as two Ohio teams continue to bring up the rear and suffered defeats.

Here is how the games could impact ESPN.com's latest NFL Power Rankings:

Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

Last week: No. 4

Result: Beat Carolina, 37-13

Analysis: The Ravens avoided a losing streak by bouncing back against the lowly Carolina Panthers (1-9). Baltimore put the game away in the fourth quarter, but for a while the score was closer than expected. Baltimore fell out of the top spot two weeks ago after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. But the Ravens have a chance to make another push with back-to-back home games against playoff contenders Tampa Bay (7-3) and Pittsburgh (7-3).

Projected range: No. 3-5

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)

Last week: No. 5

Result: Beat Oakland, 35-3

Analysis: The Steelers got back on track with a convincing win over the Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh was hitting on all cylinders offensively and defensively in a game that could provide momentum for the second half of the season. No team in the top five lost last week, so there may not be much movement for the Steelers.

Projected range: No. 4-6

Cleveland Browns (3-7)

Last week: No. 22

Result: Lost to Jacksonville, 24-20

Analysis: The Browns took another step back in losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will hurt them in the Power Rankings. Cleveland was finally getting momentum after playing good football against the NFL's elite. But the team failed to come through once expectations were raised. The Jaguars (six turnovers) did everything possible to give Cleveland this game, but the Browns couldn't put the game away.

Projected range: No. 24-26

Cincinnati Bengals (2-8)

Last week: No. 28

Result: Lost to Buffalo, 49-31

Analysis: Could the Bengals hit rock bottom in this week's Power Rankings? After giving up 35 unanswered points to the Buffalo Bills, it's possible. The Bengals have been living off their talent on paper for weeks in these rankings, but there is no doubt this is one of the NFL's bottom three teams. The Bengals have a league-high seven-game losing streak. I'm likely voting Cincinnati No. 31 this week, one spot ahead of Carolina.

Projected range: No. 30-32