1. Bengals (11-5)
Although they might be the worst playoff team in history, I believe Cincinnati will have no problem handling the AFC North this year. They easily have the best defense in the division, no question about that, and their offense should only get better as Andy Dalton gets better. They have him surrounded by great weapons like AJ Green and Jeremy Hill, some people have the Bengals expectation's a little too high, let's remember that this team always finds ways to lose playoff games. They're the most buttoned up team in the division though so they'll be able to win the AFC North no problem.
2. Steelers (9-7)
A very dangerous offense complimented by a very pedestrian defense. Le'veon Bell is out the first 3 games of the season for smoking pot, Markus Wheaton is down with an injury, and it seem like this Steelers team is having all the same problems they usually do when they just miss the Playoffs. This is a team that barely made the playoffs a year ago, thanks to the Jets not being able to close out the Bills in the 4th quarter they snuck in, but they needed help which you're not always going to get. I haven't seen any real improvements to this team to help them take that next step, also Tomlin doesn't have his finger on the pulse of the team like he used to, yet every year people pick the Steelers to win the super bowl even though they're stuck in the same cycle for the past four years now.
3. Ravens (8-8)
I'm being generous here, this team will be lucky to get 8 wins, and if they do it'll all be in thanks to John Harbaugh. They have a great coach, their quarterback has proven he can win games, but the rest of the team just isn't quite there. Their best receiver is Mike Wallace, who hasn't been relevant in 5 years, the running back is going to be Terrance West and Justin Forsett so you tell me how that's going to go behind a below average O-line. The defense will be lucky to make any stops throughout the course of the game they're that bad. Good thing they get 2 free wins against the Browns or else this would be an extremely long season for Baltimore fans.
4. Browns (4-12)
Hue Jackson is a great football coach and I believe the Browns finally got a guy that'll be here for more than a week. His specialty skill is making quarterbacks good, look what he did with Andy Dalton, pretty impressive stuff. Robert Griffin will take baby steps in the right direction this year, the fact he is surrounded by incompetent morons won't help his cause, but I really think he'll be able to become an average quarterback in this league.