Morning take: Can Ravens defend home?

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

Morning take: We picked the Ravens to win, but Miami is playing good, tough football. Baltimore needs to defend home to stay ahead in the AFC North race.

Morning take: I'm looking at the quarterbacks. Tom Brady of the Patriots is the master of playing efficient football and a good person for Browns rookie Colt McCoy to model himself after.

Morning take: It's clear Palmer isn't playing up to his once-Pro Bowl form. We will have more on the Bengals later (hint, hint).

Morning take: That's why I'm not concerned with Pittsburgh's defense. Opponents are passing well but the Steelers are stopping the run and don't allow many touchdowns.