Morning take: Timmons expected back

October, 28, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
  • Despite another ankle injury, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons says he expects to be ready for the Nov. 9 game against the Denver Broncos.
Morning take: Timmons was lucky he didn’t injure the same ankle twice. That should help with his recovery time.
  • Is it time for the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) to worry about their playoff hopes?
Morning take: Keep in mind the Ravens were 3-3 last season before advancing to the AFC title game. But the major difference is the AFC North is a three-team race this year, not a two-team race.
Morning take: Cincinnati got off to a rocky start in Week 1, causing some doubt. But since then the Bengals are in good shape for the stretch run.
  • Two struggling teams will meet this weekend when the Cleveland Browns (1-6) travel to play the Chicago Bears (3-3).
Morning take: Both teams are on two-game losing streaks. But if the Bears play like they did last week against the Bengals, who knows?

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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