Morning take: Favre vs. Bengals

December, 8, 2009
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • The Cincinnati Bengals (9-3) gear up to play the Minnesota Vikings (10-2) with quarterback and MVP candidate Brett Favre.
Morning take: Few outside Cincinnati realize the Bengals started the Favre legend. Cincinnati knocked former Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski out of a game in 1992. Favre entered, engineered a comeback, and Favre has been starting ever since.

  • Speaking of the Packers, the secondary of the Baltimore Ravens struggled during a 27-14 loss to Green Bay,
Morning take: This is not a surprise. Baltimore needed a pass rush Monday to help and never got it.

Morning take: We addressed this Monday, and based on responses in the AFC North inbox, I need to clarify. The post was meant to outline players the coaching staff might look at, not who I personally believe should be benched. It’s Mike Tomlin who will make that call.

Morning take: The Browns (1-11) need a boost anywhere they can get it. The play of quarterback Brady Quinn and receiver Brian Robiskie provides something to look forward to in the final month of the season.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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