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  1. Morning take: Rashard Mendenhall's time

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended four games, it's tailback Rashard Mendenhall's time to carry the offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morning take: Expect Mendenh...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  2. Is the AFC North outdated?

    James Walker

    If you look at various rule changes over the years and the two teams playing in Super Bowl XLIV, one thing is clear: The NFL wants offense and scoring -- and plenty of it. So what does this mean for the future of the AFC North? It's one of t...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  3. Seven-step drop

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from Week 16 in the AFC North: Icon SMIBengals coach Marvin Lewis has to decide whether or not to rest his team Sunday against the Jets. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) coach Marvin Lewis has an interesting ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  4. Steelers have pulse, but is it enough?

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- Two weeks ago, the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers were on their deathbed after a woeful loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers fell to 6-7 and players all but admitted their playoffs hopes probably had ended. B...

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  5. Steelers' D melts in Pittsburgh

    James Walker

    Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesRaiders wide receiver Louis Murphy's touchdown grab in the fourth quarter against the Steelers won the game -- and might have cost the Steelers a chance at the postseason. PITTSBURGH -- Months from now when we look back at...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  6. Mendenhall mends fences in victory

    James Walker

    Jason Bridge/US PRESSWIRE The San Diego Chargers defense didn't have an answer for Rashard Mendenhall, who established career highs in rushing yards (165) and carries (29). Posted by's James Walker PITTSBU...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  7. Seven-step drop

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Jeff Gross/Getty Images Willis McGahee gave the Ravens' offense a jolt against the Chargers. Here are seven observations from Week 2 in the AFC North: In a 31-26 win over the...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  8. Repeat rests with Roethlisberger

    James Walker

    Rex Brown/Getty Images Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who owns a 59-22 career record, is the unquestioned leader of a Steelers team looking for another championship. Posted by's James Walker PITTSBURGH -- Accord...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  9. Tomlin learns from previous mistake

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had a big call to make on the opening drive of Super Bowl XLIII. In the end, he took the field goal. On a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Tomlin opted no...

    Blog | February 01, 2009
  10. Steelers Super Bowl notes

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- After a busy first day with the arrival of both Super Bowl teams, here are several additional notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers' camp. Pittsburgh was not afraid to roll out the big names righ...

    Blog | January 26, 2009
  11. AFC title pick (sort of)

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker I had an epiphany several days ago while trying to get a room key at the front desk of my hotel in Pittsburgh. "So who are you picking this week?" the hotel worker asked. I immediately thought to myself...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  12. Blogger Debate: Ravens vs. Steelers

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker and John Clayton Unlike NFC East counterpart Matt Mosley, we don't talk to ourselves here in the AFC North. Instead, we invited Hall of Fame writer and ESPN senior analyst John Clayton to spend time with us t...

    Blog | January 13, 2009
  13. Morning take: Will Suggs play?

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North: Ken Murray of the Baltimore Sun writes Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs' status is up in the air this week with a shoulder sprain. M...

    Blog | January 13, 2009
  14. Seven-step drop

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker PITTSBURGH -- Here are seven notes and observations from around the AFC North: It was evident that the Pittsburgh Steelers spent a majority of their bye week tightening up their weaknesses. For most of this sea...

    Blog | January 12, 2009
  15. First look: Ravens-Steelers

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker No. 6. Baltimore Ravens (13-5) at No. 2 Pittsburgh Steelers (13-4), Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET The first meeting was epic. The second meeting was a classic. But the third installment between the Pittsburgh Steelers and...

    Blog | January 12, 2009
  16. Steelers' Parker draws inspiration from Bettis

    James Walker

    Matthew Emmons/US Presswire Willie Parker rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Steelers to a 35-24 victory over the Chargers. Posted by's James Walker PITTSBURGH -- Steelers...

    Blog | January 12, 2009