Morning take: Steelers-Ravens III

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Coming off a pair of big playoff wins, here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:

Morning take: The Steelers were extremely sharp coming off a bye while the other top seeds looked very rusty this week.

Morning take: With all that Parker has been through this year, it shows a lot of heart and character to bounce back in the biggest game, so far, this season.

  • After Saturday's playoff win for the Baltimore Ravens over the Tennessee Titans, could this be a repeat of 2000?

Morning take: Indeed, there is a familiar feel to Baltimore's championship year. But Pittsburgh has been in the Ravens' way all season and will try to keep it that way.

Morning take: If this story doesn't get you hyped for Sunday's AFC Championship Game, nothing will.