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Friday, December 31, 2010
Morning take: Repeat of '08 Bengals?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: Morning take: Cincinnati would have to win Sunday to win three straight. But late momentum in 2008 did lead to a playoff run the following year.
Morning take: Fellow 2008 draft mate Matt Ryan is stealing the national spotlight, but Flacco has had similar growth. Outside of one bad game against Cincinnati, Flacco has been very good this year.
Morning take: Wallace is right. Holmgren has admitted this several times. We will know his plan for Cleveland within the next week or two.
Morning take: Harrison had the stiffest penalty of all big hits this year because of timing and the NFL's trying to make a statement. You can still debate $50,000 is too much, but at least Harrison got some money back.