Peyton Manning effect on AFC North

Peyton Manning never came close to joining the AFC North, but the report that he will be the next quarterback for the Denver Broncos does affect the division.

Every AFC North team would have a 2012 matchup against Manning, who is a combined 20-3 in the regular season against the division. The Bengals and Ravens host the Broncos in 2012, and the Steelers and Browns visit Denver in the coming season.

A look at how each of the division teams have fared against Manning over the years:

BENGALS: Cincinnati is 0-7 against Manning, who has thrown 17 touchdowns and three interceptions against the Bengals. His career passer rating against the Bengals is 107.0.

BROWNS: Cleveland has held Manning in check (two touchdowns and six interceptions), but the Browns are 0-5 against him. He has averaged 223.4 yards passing against Cleveland.

RAVENS: Baltimore has lost eight straight meetings to Manning, including two in the postseason. He has averaged 284.1 yards passing in eight career regular-season games against the Ravens, throwing 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.

STEELERS: Manning has faced Pittsburgh only three times in the regular season, winning twice. The last meeting was November 2008, when Manning threw three touchdowns, including the game winner with 3:04 remaining in a 24-20 victory at Pittsburgh.