The AFC North's tough defenses will be facing some top playmakers this week. The division is going head-to-head with three of the NFL's top nine rushers on Sunday in addition to one of the best wide receivers over the past decade.
Here's a look at the match ups:
BENGALS: Cincinnati has been strong against the pass, allowing the third-fewest yards through the air per game. The Bengals will line up against Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who is the sixth-most targeted receiver in the league. The five-time Pro Bowl receiver has had at least one catch of 20 or more yards in four of five games this season.
BROWNS: Cleveland has the worst run defense in the AFC North, ranking 25th. The Browns will go to Oakland, where they must bring down the league's top rusher in Darren McFadden. He is averaging 103.8 yards rushing per game and has scored three touchdowns.
RAVENS: Baltimore ranks second in the NFL in stopping the run, allowing 72.5 yards on the ground per game. The Ravens look to slow down the NFL's reigning rushing champion in Arian Foster. In his past two games, he's had 166 total yards against Pittsburgh and 184 total yards against Oakland.
STEELERS: Pittsburgh is coming off its most impressive effort against the run, shutting down Titans running back Chris Johnson. The challenge this Sunday will be Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He is sixth in the NFL with 95.2 yards rushing per game.
So, which AFC North team is facing the most dangerous playmaker this week? Go ahead and register your vote and/or let me know what you think in the comments section below. I'll follow up by the end of the week.