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Monday, January 3, 2011
Morning take: Ravens prep for K.C.

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North: Morning take: The Ravens caught a break to avoid the Indianapolis Colts in the first round. Every playoff team is tough, but Kansas City is a better matchup.
Morning take: As the AFC North blogger, I would prefer these two teams meet in the AFC title game. But there's a chance these rivals could have a third bloodbath in Heinz Field on Jan. 15 if the Jets beat the Colts.
Morning take: McCoy had six interceptions in his final two games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore. He got a good taste of the competition he has to be beat if he's going to help turn the Browns around.
Morning take: I agree with Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty. Lewis is not going to get what he wants out of Bengals ownership. It's a tough situation to win consistently and Lewis has probably maxed out, all things considered.