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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Walker's AFC North picks

By James Walker
ESPN.com

With a Thursday night game in the division, we have to do picks a little early this week.

Here are the AFC North blog's picks for Week 14:

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6) at Cleveland Browns (1-11), Thursday at 8:20 p.m.

Analysis: The Browns might be catching the Steelers at the right time. But Pittsburgh still improves its streak to 13 straight over Cleveland in a low-scoring game.

Pick: Steelers, 14-10

Detroit Lions (2-10) at Baltimore Ravens (6-6), Sunday at 1 p.m.

Analysis: The Ravens are coming off a short week, but it doesn't matter when you're playing the Lions.

Pick: Ravens, 27-10

Cincinnati Bengals (9-3) at Minnesota Vikings (10-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.

Analysis: Bengals fans rejoice. I'm picking against Cincinnati this week, and when I do I'm usually incorrect. The Vikings should be a tough matchup for the Bengals. If Minnesota stuffs the run, it could be a long day for Cincinnati.

Pick: Vikings, 21-17

Last week: 2-2

Overall record: 25-13