Each team in the AFC North will get a crack at defeating Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson in 2013.
The Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have their work cut out for them in 2013.
The New England Patriots
, Green Bay Packers
and Minnesota Vikings are on each of the four AFC North teams' schedule in 2013, since the AFC East and NFC North are the inter- and intra-conference matchups for the AFC North.
Needless to say, the non-division schedule makes it that much tougher for the AFC North to send multiple teams to the playoffs.
won't have the opportunity to head to legendary Lambeau Field in 2013, and will play host to Rodgers and the Packers. Baltimore will also play host to all-world running back, Adrian Peterson
, as the Vikings
are ticketed to play in Charm City.
Baltimore does have a pair of very difficult road tests in 2013 -- a rematch of the AFC's Divisional round matchup with the Denver Broncos
, in Denver, and a trip to Chicago to take on the Bears' vaunted defense, at Soldier Field.
Baltimore's home opponents: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, Houston, Green Bay, Minnesota
Baltimore's road opponents: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Miami, Buffalo, Denver, Chicago, Detroit
Like the Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals
have the luxury of playing at home against both the Packers and the Vikings in 2013. The Bengals will also get to host to Andrew Luck
and the Indianapolis Colts
, as both teams finished in second place in 2012.
Cincinnati's home opponents: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, Indianapolis, Green Bay, Minnesota
Cincinnati's road opponents: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit
Thanks to a third-place finish in 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers
have a slight leg up schedule-wise on the Bengals and Ravens in 2013. Instead of facing the Texans
, Colts, Broncos or Chargers, the Steelers host the Tennessee Titans
and head to Oakland to take on the Raiders
in 2013, in Pittsburgh's AFC intra-conference schedule.
Pittsburgh will head to Green Bay and London to take on the Packers and Vikings, and the Steelers also have to head to New England to take on the Patriots at Foxboro.
The Steelers will get to host the Bears and the Lions in 2013.
Pittsburgh's home opponents: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Miami, Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit
Pittsburgh's road opponents: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New England, New York Jets, Oakland, Green Bay, Minnesota
Rob Chudzinski wasn't handed the easiest rebuilding schedule in 2013. The Cleveland Browns
head on the road to take on the Patriots, Packers, Vikings and Chiefs
. Like the Steelers, Cleveland will play host to Detroit, Chicago and Miami in 2013.
Still, the Browns do get to host to the Jaguars
-- though that's a very
silver lining when you're headed on the road to Foxborough, Green Bay and Minneapolis.
Cleveland's home opponents: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Jacksonville, Chicago, Detroit
Cleveland's road opponents: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, Kansas City, Green Bay, Minnesota