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  1. Will Patriots suffer runners-up curse?

    James Walker

    The reigning AFC champion New England Patriots have the talent, experience and depth to get back to the Super Bowl in February. Many football pundits agree the Patriots -- led by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick -- are one of the safest...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  2. Pats-Ravens: Will home field matter?

    James Walker

    Home teams are an astounding 7-1 in the NFL playoffs. Is this great news for the New England Patriots? The Patriots, winners of nine straight, will host the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. This year is proving to be extremely...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  3. Will Jets miss the playoffs?

    James Walker

    Coach Rex Ryan and the New York Jets have been to back-to-back AFC Championship Games. But according to ESPN.com's Playoffs Predictor, the Jets will be on the outside looking in after the regular season. The Jets lost a huge game this past Sunday ...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  4. Woodley: Flacco won't win a Super Bowl

    James Walker

    The heated rivalry continues between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens -- even during the NFL lockout. This latest chapter involved some interesting comments made this week by Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who told the NFL...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  5. Cromartie ranks Roethlisberger in top 10

    James Walker

    The love fest between New York Jets corner and pending free agent Antonio Cromartie and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues. On the heels of Roethlisberger being ranked No. 41 by a survey of more than 400 NFL players, Crom...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  6. AFC North evening update

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Monday evening in the AFC North: The AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets earned its highest television ratings in 14 years. What final grade would you give Baltimore Ravens qu...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  7. Rashard Mendenhall out front in title run

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- Steelers tailback Rashard Mendenhall owns a Super Bowl ring from the 2008 season. But the much sought-after prize was more of a gift from his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates than jewelry earned. As a rookie, the former first-round pick...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  8. Jets call Steelers' Hines Ward 'dirty'

    James Walker

    The New York Jets just couldn't help themselves. WardAfter a week full of mostly warm and fuzzy compliments leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and a few Jets teammates turned up the trash-talking dial at the...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  9. AFC Championship injury report

    James Walker

    Here is the final injury report for the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's AFC Championship Game: Jets (13-5) Questionable: CB Drew Coleman (knee), DE Shaun Ellis (knee), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), WR Brad Smith (groin) P...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  10. Final Word: AFC Championship

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Jets-Steelers AFC Championship Game: Heath returns: A big missing component on offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their Week 15 loss to the New York Jets was starting tight end Heath Miller. He was...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  11. Morning take: Steelers' special teams

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: Good special teams play for the Pittsburgh Steelers cannot be underestimated this weekend against the New York Jets. Morning take: This is where the regular-season meeting was won....

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  12. Big Question: Can Steelers sack Sanchez?

    James Walker

    Will the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense do a better job in the rematch of pressuring New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez? PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers led the NFL in sacks this season with 48. But one of the few off weeks when they were nearly shut...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  13. Morning take: Comparing Ravens, Steelers

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: The Baltimore Ravens acknowledge they're still looking up to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morning take: These franchises are very close, but the Steelers usually win the big games. Q...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  14. Take your pick recap: Jets at Steelers

    James Walker

    This week's "Take your pick" on the AFC North blog involved Sunday's conference title game between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. This is a rematch of New York's 22-17 victory in Week 15. Who will advance to Super Bowl XLV? Here are pr...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  15. Big Question: Steelers' special teams

    James Walker

    Will the Pittsburgh Steelers clean up their special-teams gaffes from their regular-season meeting with the New York Jets? Your resident AFC North blogger asked Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday what the Steelers need to do better on special t...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  16. Chat preview

    James Walker

    Join me at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday for our latest chat on the AFC North division. Most of the conversation will be on the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the New York Jets. But we can also talk about the offsea...

    Blog | January 18, 2011