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Morning take: Test for Maurkice Pouncey

Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:

Morning take: Pouncey has played well this season, but he hasn't faced a defensive line quite like the Ravens. This will be a good measuring stick to see where Pouncey, a first-round pick, is in his development.

Morning take: History says no, as Baltimore has one of the most consistent run defenses in the NFL. But Rashard Mendenhall is on a roll, rushing for 143 yards last week against Tampa Bay.

Morning take: At 2-1, I don't think that's the case. But I do know the offense is struggling and needs to be fixed if this team wants to reach its potential.

Morning take: Tailback Peyton Hillis fits perfectly in the AFC North division. Can he have the same success against the Bengals that he had in Baltimore?