- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
Through four games, Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty cannot figure out the Bengals (2-2).
Morning take: Cincinnati is talented enough to beat the first-place Ravens and sloppy enough to lose to the last-place Browns. The Bengals have to decide which team they want to be.
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto breaks down the Browns' first win of the Mike Holmgren era.
Morning take: Interestingly, the win was highlighted by Holmgren's former quarterback in Seattle and a trade for Peyton Hillis that Holmgren helped orchestrate. These are good, early signs for the rebuilding Browns (1-3).
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com believes Ravens (3-1) quarterback Joe Flacco answered his critics with a last-minute win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: Flacco needed a game like this to help in his maturation process. His game-winning touchdown was a big-time throw.
Columnist Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes the possibilities for the Steelers (3-1) are endless once quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returns.
Morning take: This Steelers proved they're solid without Roethlisberger. But with him, they might be the most complete team in the league.