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  1. Poll Friday: Best team in AFC?

    James Walker

    It's Week 13 and we have a four-way tie atop the AFC standings. Therefore, in our latest edition of "Poll Friday," we ask which team is the best in the AFC? Is it the New England Patriots (8-3)? Quarterback Tom Brady is on fire and the Patriots ar...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  2. Morning take: Are Ravens No. 1?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Are the Baltimore Ravens (4-1) the NFL's best team? Morning take: ESPN.com received a lot of heat from Ravens fans for ranking them No. 2 behind the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1). B...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  3. Has Patriots' defense turned the corner?

    James Walker

    Trick question: Which team has the top-rated defense in the NFL playoffs? If you answered the New England Patriots, you are correct. The much-maligned Patriots' defense had the best performance of the playoffs thus far in a 45-10 win against the D...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. Morning take: Bring on the Ravens

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Monday morning in the AFC East: The New England Patriots get ready for the Baltimore Ravens with a ticket to the Super Bowl at stake. Morning take: Baltimore and New England were the two best teams in the ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  5. Quick Take: Ravens at Patriots

    James Walker

    Three things to know about Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens (13-4) and New England Patriots (14-3): It's only fitting: The Ravens and Patriots have been the best teams in the AFC all season, so it's only right that they ...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  6. Poll: AFC East No. 1?

    James Walker

    The NFL Power Rankings are in. The AFC East did well with two teams in the top three and a 6-2 record overall. In our latest SportsNation poll, we ask is the AFC East the best division in football through two weeks? It has three undefeated teams (...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  7. Morning take: Pouncey's leadership

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is taking a leadership role on the offensive line. Morning take: Pouncey is already the team's best offensive lineman in his second s...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  8. AFC North locker-room leaders

    James Walker

    Leadership is a huge part of pro football. The league has so much talent and parity that the teams with the best leaders truly can gain an edge. With that in mind, we take a look at the locker-room leadership for each AFC North team and provide a ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  9. Best of NFL: AFC North teams

    James Walker

    As part of Best of the NFL Week on ESPN.com, here are five bests for the AFC North: Best rivalry: The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are finally getting their due following a series of classic games the past three years. The rivalry rece...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  10. Walker's weekend mailbag: Free agency

    James Walker

    We are getting many free-agency questions, even though we don't know when it will begin. Teams are not talking about players during the lockout for fear of legal ramifications. But I will try to provide answers as best as I can. Sheldon from Erie,...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  11. Who are the top NFL owners?

    James Walker

    We have another interesting set of Power Rankings coming up on ESPN.com. This week we rank the NFL's best owners. Will any teams from the AFC North make the cut? Ownership with the Pittsburgh Steelers (Rooney family) and Baltimore Ravens (Steve...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  12. Poll Friday: Best first-round pick?

    James Walker

    After months of hype, Day 1 of the NFL draft is finally in the books. We now have four new players in the division who are expected to make an immediate impact with their respective teams. But which AFC North club had the best first-round pick Thu...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. Remember last year: Pre-draft edition

    James Walker

    The NFL draft is a special time for fans to get excited for all 32 teams. For the good teams, it's a chance to plug a few holes. For bad teams, it's the best opportunity to turn around the franchise. But with so much guessing and speculation th...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  14. Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 1-4

    James Walker

    Here is the best of the best. This is the final installment of "Walker's Fab 40" for 2011. No. 4: Haloti Ngata, defensive lineman Team: Baltimore Ravens 2010 stats: 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks Last year's rankings: No. 10 Analysis: Ngata mov...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  15. Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 9-12

    James Walker

    We are getting to the very best, as the AFC North blog continues to rank the top 40 players in the division. No. 12: Rashard Mendenhall, running back Team: Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 stats: 1,273 yards, 23 receptions, 13 touchdowns Last yea...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  16. Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 33-36

    James Walker

    The AFC North blog continues to rank the top 40 players in the division. WhitworthNo. 36: Andrew Whitworth, left tackle Team: Cincinnati Bengals 2010 stats: 16 starts Last year's ranking: No. 36 Analysis: Whitworth is Cincinnati's best...

    Blog | February 21, 2011