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Morning take: Steelers playoff scenarios

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

Morning take: The team has no business thinking about the postseason with the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) coming to town. But I'm sure projections are fun for Steeler Nation.

  • Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun is reporting free-agent cornerback Corey Ivy plans to take a physical with the Ravens.

Morning take: With the secondary ailing, many in Baltimore are clamoring for the team to sign another former Raven in Chris McAlister. Would Ravens fans settle for Ivy instead?

Morning take: This has been a really tough week for Cincinnati, and today's trip to the New Orleans area is another chapter in that journey.

  • Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says new Browns president Mike Holmgren's first decision should be what to do with coach Eric Mangini.

Morning take: I also expect this to be at the top of Holmgren's list. Look for him to spend a lot of time with the coaching staff in the next two weeks to do his own evaluations.