Morning take: Chad thinking Super Bowl


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

Morning take: That's a good way to look at it. After all this team has been through this season, being shut out the Pro Bowl is minor.

  • Would the Bengals "tank" their game against the New York Jets to eliminate the rival Pittsburgh Steelers?

Morning take: I doubt this is a factor for Cincinnati. The Bengals will do what they think is best for them Sunday night, regardless of whether it helps or hurts Pittsburgh.

  • Does qualifying for the playoffs make the Baltimore Ravens' 2009 season a success?

Morning take: Good question. Based on preseason expectations, one-and-done would be a disappointment. I know the Ravens' players and coaches certainly have higher expectations.

Morning take: It's a mixed bag of busts (Koren Robinson) and successes (Steven Hutchinson). The Browns hope Holmgren learns from his prior mistakes.