Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
- The Cleveland Browns pulled off another upset on "Monday Night Football," beating the Buffalo Bills, 29-27, at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Morning take: The Browns continue their trend of unpredictability. They win the games you don't expect, and lose the game they should win.
- Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times writes the Baltimore Ravens are not panicking after Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New York Giants.
Morning take: The Ravens won four in a row to put themselves in position to drop a game here and there. The most important thing for Baltimore is not to suffer any long losing streaks the rest of the way if it wants to make the postseason.
- Mark Curnutte of the Cincinnati Enquirer says it's "Steelers week" for the Bengals, but it doesn't feel that way.
Morning take: What's really odd is that the Bengals are playing their best football of the season while the Steelers are not as sharp as they should be. Maybe that combination will produce a highly-competitive game Thursday night.
- Speaking of the Steelers, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes tailback Willie Parker is lobbying to have the offense geared more toward running the football.
Morning take: Now that Parker is back, we agree. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown the football 82 times the past two games, which is not what Pittsburgh is known for.
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