Walker's AFC North picks

November, 5, 2010
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Like Troy Polamalu, everyone has one bad week.

The AFC North blog went winless picking games in Week 8 as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals suffered defeats. But, as usual, we're going to bounce back strong.

Here are "Walker's AFC North picks" for Week 9 in the division (all times are ET):

Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Baltimore Ravens (5-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.

Skinny: The Dolphins are undefeated on the road (4-0), but the Ravens are undefeated at home (3-0). We will take the home team.

Pick: Ravens, 24-17

New England Patriots (6-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5), Sunday at 1 p.m.

Skinny: With a wide talent gap between these two teams, don't be surprised if Patriots coach Bill Belichick tries to stick it to his former pupil Eric Mangini.

Pick: Patriots, 28-13

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-5), Monday at 8:30 p.m.

Skinny: The Bengals could play spoiler. But they haven't showed anything during this four-game losing streak to make me think they can thrive in this role.

Pick: Steelers, 21-14

Last week: 0-2

Overall: 14-9

Comment: I'm going 3-0 this week.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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