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Monday, September 19, 2011
Wake-up call: Week 2 in review

By Jamison Hensley

Every morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here:

If we've learned anything from the AFC North after two weeks, it's one thing: All the teams' records are even but their play has not been.

The Baltimore Ravens dominated Ben Roethlisberger one week and were dominated by Matt Hasselbeck the next. The Pittsburgh Steelers looked ragged in the season opener and relentless seven days later (albeit against the overmatched Seattle Seahawks). The Cincinnati Bengals delivered the fourth-quarter comeback by capitalizing on a mistake in Week 1 and failed to do so on two chances against the Denver Broncos in Week 2. And the Browns blew a fourth-quarter lead in Week 1 but closed out the game in Indianapolis in Week 2.

This division doesn't need an analyst. It needs a psychologist. It'll be interesting how the identities of these teams develop over the course of the season. At this point, everyone is the same with a 1-1 record.