I will be completely honest I didn't think he Browns had a chance of competing this year. There was a lot of hype but one we lost two of our starting O-Linemen I knew it was going to be a long season because our backups are terrible. I won't go into the Richardson stuff since I posted that in another thread.
Alas another wasted year though it seems.
Your defense looks like they are coming together quite well. If you are able to keep all of your guys together (and healthy) and use your abundance of draft picks next year to get some quality offensive pieces, I think the Browns could definitely be a contender next year.
The Steelers are a shell of their former selves, and with their horrendous cap situation, I see them being in the bottom half of the AFC North this year and next year. I think next year could be very competitive between the Bengals, Browns and Ravens.