Morning take: Ray Lew vs. J. Lew III
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:
- Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston is looking forward to Sunday's clash between Cleveland Browns tailback Jamal Lewis and Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Morning take: It doesn't get more old-school than this. Don't be surprised if a helmet flies off or a couple of jerseys are tattered by the end of this game.
- Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wonders if Browns receiver Braylon Edwards can get a grip?
Morning take: A "slump" is more of a baseball term, but Edwards is definitely in a slump when it comes to catching the football. In addition to at least five drops in two games, there were also two or three additional borderline plays that Edwards likely would've made last season.
- The Cincinnati Enquirer's Mark Curnutte says the Bengals' 0-2 start in 2008 is the same way the Super Bowl champion New York Giants started in '07.
Morning take: Factually correct, logically flawed.
- Judy Battista of the New York Times says stardom is coming again for Pittsburgh Steelers tailback Willie Parker.
Morning take: Had Parker not broken his leg so late last season, he would be our early favorite for Comeback Player of the Year. But regardless, he looks just as good as he did before the injury.