2022 AFC predictions and where the Miami Dolphins might land

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The 2022 AFC predictions in the North are not easy to predict and a lot of that has to do with the availability of one starting quarterback.

On paper, this should be the best year to be a Browns fan in more than two decades. The defense is good, the talent on offense is good, and a new face to run the franchise at QB is in place. The problem is Deshaun Watson may or may not play at all this year and Jacoby Brissett is not leading this team to the playoffs.

The Browns’ biggest competition will come from the Bengals who played Super Bowl runner-up last season. The Bengals got better this off-season and while the Browns are good, it still is a question.

We can’t rule out the Ravens either but there are more questions in Baltimore than in Cincinnati. The only team we can rule out is Pittsburgh which is not rebuilding but going through changes. One thing is for certain, in this division, it’s a fight for the top, and even a team that won’t win the division will be looking to knock out the other teams that are.

Prediction: Without knowing the status of Watson, it is hard to go with the Browns and even if Watson plays all17 games, I still think the Bengals are better.

The Bengals win the division and are the only rep from the North in 2022.