The Cleveland Browns were supposed to be the new team on the rise in the AFC North but after a Divisional Round win on Saturday, the Bengals have taken that distinction
Sure, they swept them this season but the Cincinnati Bengals are going to be a problem for the Cleveland Browns for several years to come.
After winning 11 games in 2020 as well as knocking off the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, the Browns were supposed to be the new hot team in the AFC North. The Bengals not only won the AFC North but they also knocked off the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card Round and followed that up with a win over the No. 1 seed in the Divisional Round, beating the Tennessee Titans on a last-second field goal. Burrow is in year two of his NFL career while Chase is a rookie.