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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Take your pick: Ravens vs. Falcons

By James Walker
ESPN.com

The NFL's first Thursday night game of the season is a big one and the subject of our latest "Take your pick" in the AFC North blog.

Who will win this week's battle of first-place teams between the Baltimore Ravens (6-2) and Atlanta Falcons (6-2)? Both clubs have several quality wins and are strong Super Bowl contenders from the AFC and NFC, respectively.

Will Baltimore continue its hot streak by winning for the sixth time in seven games? The Ravens are one of the NFL's most balanced teams and can beat you with offense or defense on any given week.

Or will the Falcons continue to play well in the Georgia Dome, where they are 4-0 and have been dominant in recent years? Atlanta likes to turn the game into a track meet on turf, which is not Baltimore's style.

Also, what do you think about the great quarterback matchup between Baltimore's Joe Flacco and Atlanta's Matt Ryan? Both were taken in the first round in 2008 and have become cornerstones for their franchises.

So take your pick this week between Baltimore and Atlanta. You can share your thoughts below, or send them to our division inbox and AFC North Twitter. We will run the best responses throughout the week.