Week 11 kicks off on Thursday Night Football with an AFC North clash between two legitimate playoff contenders.
The AFC North is turning into the marquee division within football this season, no longer the San Francisco 49ers' own division, the NFC West.
All four teams -- the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers -- have legitimate shots at the playoffs. And while it'll be difficult getting even three teams into the dance, given the stacked nature of the conference as a whole, the prospects for each AFC North squad making the tournament are good.
Also, it's rare to find an AFC North game that's not entertaining or lacks intensity.
So, with the second half of the 2023 season upon us, it's nice to know that Week 11 will kick off on Thursday Night Football with a primetime showdown between two teams from this hard-fought division.
Thursday Night Football in Week 11 will feature Ravens hosting Bengals
This week, on Thursday Night Football, the streaky Bengals travel to take on the 7-3 Ravens in Baltimore.
Both teams had been coming off four-win hot streaks before losing their matchups in Week 10 to the Houston Texans and Browns, respectively, and that figures to make both squads a bit more angry and eager to pull off the win on Thursday night.
The Ravens still lead the division, while the 5-4 Bengals are still bringing up the rear but trail both the Steelers and Browns by a single game.
Needless to say, wins within the division are worth their weight in gold at this point in the season.
The game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday Night Football's official broadcast partner, Amazon Prime.