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Morning take: Bengals still fuming

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

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

Morning take: It’s understandable after a fluke play by Brandon Stokley. But the Bengals emotionally need to move on in order to prevent one loss from becoming two or three in a row.

  • Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s timeline for his sprained MCL remains three-to-six weeks.

Morning take: Considering the ugly spill, it could have been worse. Pittsburgh’s other great defensive players will have to pick up the slack in the meantime.

  • According to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun, the knee sprain for linebacker Tavares Gooden is not serious.

Morning take: This also is good news for Gooden, who has been injury-plague so far in his pro career. He needs as much early-season reps as possible to continue fitting in with his teammates.

Morning take: Our AFC North inbox was filled with ire from Browns fans when I wrote the same premise Sunday. The Browns can win games. But with a shallow talent pool, their margin for error is smaller than most this season.