Ravens are now one game out of first place

The Baltimore Ravens (5-4) are still in last place in the AFC North, but they moved to within one game of first place.

That's what happened after the Cleveland Browns upset the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-3, on Thursday night. The Browns (6-3) moved into a first-place tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3), and the Bengals (5-3-1) dropped into third place.

If the Steelers win at the New York Jets on Sunday, they will take sole possession of first place. The Ravens would need to beat the Tennessee Titans to stay within one game.

If the Steelers somehow happen to lose at the one-win Jets, the Browns will sit alone at the top of the AFC North. Under that scenario, the Ravens would close to within a half-game of first place if they defeat the Titans.

The AFC North is the first division since 2008 with every team above .500 through Week 9, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.