There are some out there saying that Steve McNair joining the Baltimore Ravens helps tip the scales in the AFC North this season.
Don't believe it.
Before the Ravens acquired McNair, they were likely the fourth-place team in the AFC North. Now, with McNair in the fold, they're still likely no better than a third-place team.
And that's if McNair stays healthy all season, something he hasn't done in quite some time.
The acquisition of McNair does show one thing, however, about Baltimore. Head coach Brian Billick is hitting the panic button.
Basically, Billick is saying that if he doesn't win this season, he's probably done in Baltimore. Why else would he throw away former No. 1 pick Kyle Boller?
The battle in the AFC North is still between the Steelers and Cincinnati, with Carson Palmer being the wild card in the equation.