AFC North Playoff Picture, Best Division in the NFL?


Nov 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) acknowledges fans as he walks off the field after their 34-27 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenience.  Today we justify why the AFC North is the best division in football, look at the current playoff picture, find out how Steve Smith has survived 14 seasons, and the catalyst for the Ravens’ stellar run defense.

AFC North: Best Division in NFL?

After another week that saw three teams win (the Steelers were on a bye), it’s hard to argue that the AFC North is anything but the best division in football right now.  For once, even the Browns are hard to sleep on.

AFC North Playoff Picture

The AFC North also features the most heated battle for a playoff spot in the entire league.  All four teams are serious contenders not only for the division crown, but a wild card spot as well.  We might even see three teams from the division make the playoffs.

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Key to Ravens Run Defense

Brandon Williams, for one.  His emergence as a run stopping force was on full display Monday night.