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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Morning take: Flacco vs. Roethlisberger

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Morning take: While it’s true quarterbacks don't share the field at the same time, quarterbacks are judged by winning. Flacco needs to win against Roethlisberger to eventually win the division.
Morning take: That's one of the advantages of both teams playing in Week 1. Chances are Baltimore and Pittsburgh will be hurting after this physical game.
Morning take: Winning is big for McCoy to solidify his job. He had a good preseasonm but now it's time to do it when it counts.
Morning take: That will solidify coach Marvin Lewis’ prediction that the Bengals are better than last year (4-12). If Cincinnati can’t beat Cleveland in Week 1, it could be a long season.