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Monday, October 6, 2008
Morning take: Steelers get only 'W' in division

Posted by's James Walker

Here are the most interesting story lines in the AFC North:

Morning take: The Steelers came into the season with the NFL's toughest schedule, yet enter the bye week at 4-1. It wasn't always pretty, but the results were effective.

Morning take: That mystery writer also was impressed with the depth Pittsburgh has shown the past two weeks, which will serve the Steelers well later in the year.

Morning take: In fact, we noticed a pair of shoddily officiated games this weekend involving AFC North teams, with the other being the Steelers-Jaguars contest. The worst part of this particular call was it came at a crucial time of the game.

Morning take: Only if Cincinnati builds on Sunday's solid showing. If the Bengals lay an egg next week and fall to 0-6, everyone will quickly forget how well the team competed Sunday against one of the NFL's best.