Morning take: Lots of questions for Ravens

November, 9, 2009
11/09/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
  • With Sunday’s 17-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals (6-2), the Baltimore Ravens (4-4) have lost four of their last five and have a lot of unanswered questions.
Morning take: Looking back at recent seasons, Baltimore has struggled to put great seasons together in back-to-back years. We may have to look into that phenomenon later this week.
  • Bengals tailback Cedric Benson proved the first time he rushed for more than 100 yards was no fluke.
Morning take: Benson had 117 yards rushing Sunday in what's going to be a career year. The Bengals also proved they have the right formula to be successful against Baltimore.
  • The rivalry between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers will continue on "Monday Night Football."
Morning take: There’s been bigger games between these two teams in the past. But the Steelers (5-2) still need this win to keep up with the first-place Bengals and get a two-game lead over the Ravens in the standings.
  • Would former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar be the wrong call as general manager in Cleveland?
Morning take: I agree with the article that Kosar doesn’t fit the description of an experienced, proven talent evaluator. Mike Holmgren is a great place to start if the Browns can land him.

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