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  1. 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
  2. AFC East Week 3 X factors

    James Walker

    The AFC East is off to a fast start. It has the NFL's best division record (6-2) after two weeks. That also sets up some big matchups in Week 3. The Buffalo Bills (2-0) will host the New England Patriots (2-0) in a battle of undefeated teams. The ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Poll: Who had the better Day 2?

    James Walker

    The second and third rounds of the NFL draft are in the books for the AFC North, as all four teams looked to add solid contributors to their rosters. But in Saturday's SportsNation poll, we ask which division team had the best Day 2 picking player...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Walker's 2010 All-AFC North Team

    James Walker

    The 2010 regular season is in the books. But before we advance to the playoffs, let's look back at the best players in the division. Here is the first annual Walker's All-AFC North team: Offense Quarterback: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens S...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  14. Mike Holmgren is best choice for Browns

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- Although the Cleveland Browns fired Eric Mangini on Monday, the team doesn't have to look far for its best option to replace him. "The Big Show" is already in the building. With a so-so list of possible candidates that includes f...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  15. Final Word: AFC North

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Taming T.O. and Ocho: What is the best way to defend the Cincinnati Bengals' dynamic receiving duo of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco? Teams are using different strategies, but the idea used in Week 4 by th...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  16. Weekend mailbag: 'Troy Reed' edition

    James Walker

    Let's see what's in the weekend mailbag. Dan Finnegan from Bremerton, WA, writes: James, I think most old time Steelers fans would tell you the 1976 team was the best Steelers team ever, even though they didn't win the Super Bowl that year. Jam...

    Blog | July 10, 2010