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Morning take: Ravens make a statement

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

Morning take: The Ravens played a complete game and finished against a strong opponent. When Baltimore plays this way, the team is capable of beating any team in the NFL.

Morning take: Cincinnati rented Owens for a year to help get the team back to the playoffs, but the team fizzled instead. After criticizing the coaching staff and ownership, don't expect Owens to return.

Morning take: McCoy and Hillis may not realize it, but what they're explaining is an indictment of the coaching staff. For the second week in a row, the Browns didn't show up against a bad opponent and it cost them.

Morning take: You have to wonder if injuries are starting to catch up with this team. Pittsburgh will be fine against Carolina (2-12) and Cleveland (5-9). But the Steelers won't go far with players like Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller and Aaron Smith on the sideline.