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Morning take: Browns still fighting

11/18/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

  • The Cleveland Browns pulled off another upset on "Monday Night Football," beating the Buffalo Bills, 29-27, at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Morning take: The Browns continue their trend of unpredictability. They win the games you don't expect, and lose the game they should win.

Morning take: The Ravens won four in a row to put themselves in position to drop a game here and there. The most important thing for Baltimore is not to suffer any long losing streaks the rest of the way if it wants to make the postseason.

Morning take: What's really odd is that the Bengals are playing their best football of the season while the Steelers are not as sharp as they should be. Maybe that combination will produce a highly-competitive game Thursday night.

  • Speaking of the Steelers, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes tailback Willie Parker is lobbying to have the offense geared more toward running the football.

Morning take: Now that Parker is back, we agree. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown the football 82 times the past two games, which is not what Pittsburgh is known for.