Morning take: Steelers clinch AFC North
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
- The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched the division and a first-round bye with Sunday's 13-9 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: With the No. 2 seed in hand, the Steelers (11-3) have nothing to lose and everything to gain next week against the Tennessee Titans (12-2).
- Meanwhile, the Ravens are still smarting over the controversial call on Santonio Holmes' 4-yard touchdown reception.
Morning take: For an explanation of the call, click here.
- The Cincinnati Bengals jumped out to a 17-point lead and held on to win their second game of the season with a 20-13 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Morning take: It's official: This isn't the worst season in Bengals history. It's merely one of the worst.
- The Cleveland Browns will play their fifth and final primetime game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Monday Night Football."
Morning take: The Browns are 2-0 on Monday and 2-9 otherwise. Perhaps the day of the week will help Cleveland once again.