Morning take: Kokinis says Browns can win
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
- New Cleveland Browns GM George Kokinis said Monday that becoming a winning franchise "can be done."
Morning take: It hasn't been done consistently in 20 years. Let's see if this latest pairing of Kokinis and Eric Mangini can right the ship.
- Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman is set to go to trial today for an altercation in Sandusky, Ohio.
Morning take: This is a sad tale. Thurman appeared to be just turning the corner before this latest alleged incident got him kicked out of football.
- Former Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker coach Greg Mattison is now in charge of the defense.
Morning take: No surprise here. The Ravens usually promote from within.
- Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward will practice later in the week but expects to wear a knee brace in Sunday's game.
Morning take: Knee braces can be tricky for skill players. It obviously helps for protection, but it also can restrict some sudden cuts and movements needed to play receiver.
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14 Final Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 Final Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 Final New York 7 Philadelphia 37 Final St. Louis 13 Miami 14 Final Kansas City 14 Green Bay 34 Final Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 Final New England 13 New York 16 Final Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10 Final Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13 Final Chicago 13 Cleveland 33 Final San Francisco 40 Houston 13 Final Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3 Final Denver 27 Dallas 3 Final Arizona 9 San Diego 12 Final Seattle 31 Oakland 41