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Morning take: Steelers return to Florida

10/24/2010

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

  • Will the Pittsburgh Steelers' second trip to Florida against the Miami Dolphins turn out as fruitful as their first in Tampa?

Morning take: Miami is inconsistent but capable of beating anyone in the NFL. This is the toughest road test for Pittsburgh thus far.

  • Coming off a tough overtime loss to the New England Patriots, will the Ravens bounce back Sunday against the Buffalo Bills?

Morning take: According to "Walker's AFC North picks," yes -- and in a big way.

Morning take: Although defense isn't the primary reason the Bengals are 2-3, Mike Zimmer's unit can play better. Besides two games against Baltimore and Carolina, this group hasn't played to the same level as a year ago.

  • Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren was "very, very pleased" with last week's NFL debut of rookie quarterback Colt McCoy.

Morning take: This is a strong endorsement and perhaps a clue to what the front office will be thinking during the bye week. Based on McCoy's performance against the New Orleans Saints, the rookie has a chance to secure the starting job beyond Sunday.