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Good morning from Baltimore

12/2/2012

BALTIMORE -- It's a later-than-usual start for every team in the AFC North today. The Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers all kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET.

The Steelers (6-5) are at the Ravens (9-2) for their rematch. Win a victory, the Ravens can earn a playoff berth for the fifth straight season and knock out the Steelers from the AFC North race. If Baltimore beats Pittsburgh and Cincinnati (6-5) loses at San Diego (4-7), the Ravens would clinch the division title and guarantee themselves of at least one home game in the playoffs.

The Bengals are currently tied with the Steelers for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. The only AFC team within a game of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh is the Dolphins (5-6), who play the Patriots.

The Browns (3-8) are at Oakland (3-8) where they're looking to end a 12-game losing streak on the road. Cleveland is the only winless team on the road this year.

In what shouldn't come as a surprise, I'm covering the Steelers-Ravens game today in Baltimore. That means those following the Bengals and Browns will have to be patient. The Rapid Reaction for the Steelers-Ravens will get posted as soon as the game ends. I will head to the locker rooms to talk to players so I can get all of the necessary information for my column. I will write the wrap-ups for the Bengals and Browns as quickly as possible. But the schedule is not my friend today.