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Friday, July 22, 2011
Poll Friday: Who wins the AFC North?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Your favorite (and only) AFC North blogger received a ton of heat from Steeler Nation for making an early prediction that the Baltimore Ravens would win the division.

But instead of bickering about my pick, it's your turn this week.

In our latest "Poll Friday," we ask: Who will win the AFC North in 2011? It's still early, but I was gutsy enough to go out on a limb in July. So we want you to do the same.

Will the Steelers once again dominate? They are coming off their third Super Bowl appearance since the 2005 season, and they always have a shot with a very good defense and Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.

Or do you agree with my pick of the Ravens? Unlike the Steelers, Baltimore has stayed focused and out of trouble during the NFL lockout. Fourth-year quarterback Joe Flacco is coming of age and believes he's ready to get the Ravens over the hump.

What about the upset-minded Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals? Both teams are young and have questions at quarterback. But strange things can happen in the NFL. Will the Browns or Bengals surprise by winning the AFC North?

Cast your vote on which team you believe will win the division this year. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.