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Chemistry 101: Who Passes and Who Fails in the AFC North

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The AFC North division is made up of four teams located around the cradle of football civilization.  

Cleveland's first professional football team came into existence in 1920.  Cincinnati joined the fledgling APFA (American Professional Football Association), the precursor to the NFL, in 1921.  The Steelers (then named the Pittsburgh Pirates) joined the NFL in 1933. Baltimore entered the ranks of cities with an NFL franchise team in 1950.

With the exception of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the teams that began in Baltimore, Cincinnati and Cleveland do not exist in their original cities today yet in each city the history and the love of the sport remains.  All four of these cities are brimming with foot...

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