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Morning take: Browns and Patriots

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

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

Morning take: The only similarity I can think of is two quarterbacks name Brady. Other than that, there's not much to compare.

  • Why was Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco sending mustard to the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Morning take: Your guess is as good as mine. Sometimes Ocho can get too zany, so coach Marvin Lewis had to pull the plug on this idea.

Morning take: Consider it a good sign when your backups are playing extremely well.

  • Tailback Jamal Lewis will consider himself a Baltimore Raven when he retires after the season.

Morning take: No surprise here. Lewis won a Super Bowl and spent the majority of his career in Baltimore. But will he get into Canton?