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AFC North makes a bit of history

Bengals' Clements celebrates his fumble recovery on the Titans' with teammate Jennings in their NFL football game in Nashville

Cincinnati Bengals’ cornerback Nate Clements (2nd L) celebrates his fumble recovery on the Tennessee Titans’ with teammate Kelly Jennings (2nd R) late in the second half of their NFL football game at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee November 6, 2011. REUTERS/M. J. Masotti Jr. (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Heading into Week 10, three AFC North teams had six wins on the season.

If that seems pretty rare, well, it is. It’s the first time that’s happened since the divisions realigned in 2002, according to the Elias Sports Bureau via’s Jamison Hensley.

So how do three teams from the same division all have good records? They play the NFC West. Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cincinnati are 5-1 against the NFC West, with Cincy’s loss to the 49ers being the only slip-up so far.

Everyone assumes the Bengals will fall off in the second half, but they may only need one win in four games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh to get to ten victories for the season.

Cincy still has St. Louis, Arizona, and Cleveland on the schedule. The Bengals have taken care of bad teams this year, and that trio is bad.

Perhaps the AFC North could send three teams to the playoffs.