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  1. 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
  2. Will Steelers trade the 31st pick?

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual pre-draft news conference at the team's training facility on Monday. As expected, Pittsburgh didn't reveal its draft plans. But director of football operations Kevin Colbert did say the Steel...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  3. Take your pick recap: Steelers or Packers?

    James Walker

    In our final "Take your pick" of the football season, we ask who will win Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers? Here were some responses from our division inbox and AFC North Twitter page: Merrick from Charlottes...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  4. Seven-step drop: Time to 'flex' Bengals

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from Week 14 in the AFC North: Let's start with a prediction: We fully expect the Cincinnati Bengals (2-11) to have their Week 16 Sunday night game against the San Diego Chargers (7-6) "flexed" to an earlier ...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  5. Walker's AFC North picks

    James Walker

    Like Troy Polamalu, everyone has one bad week. The AFC North blog went winless picking games in Week 8 as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals suffered defeats. But, as usual, we're going to bounce back strong. Here are "Walker's AFC ...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  6. Morning take: Palmer vs. Polamalu

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Former college teammates Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet again on "Monday Night Football." Morning take: Polamalu...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  7. Seven-step drop: Troy Polamalu struggles

    James Walker

    Here are some notes and observations from Week 8 in the AFC North: Even Troy Polamalu occasionally has bad games. The Pittsburgh Steelers' do-it-all safety had his worst game in years during Sunday's 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Polama...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  8. Steelers have NFL's best defense

    James Walker

    Mike Tomlin didn't understand the criticism before the season. With the Pittsburgh Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger for the first four games of the season, football experts were writing off his team when all along he knew he had an elite defense t...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  9. Thought of the Day finale

    James Walker

    This year's first "Thought of the Day" asked fans of the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns to all take a look in the mirror. We want to know what your football resolution is for 2010. After a lot of ...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  10. AFC North playoff forecast

    James Walker

    It's obvious that the AFC North is one of the stronger divisions in football. The Cincinnati Bengals (7-2), Baltimore Ravens (5-4) and defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) have winning records, star power, good quarterback play and hard-n...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  11. Morning take: Polamalu out at least a game

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North: The Pittsburgh Steelers offered no official word, but it appears Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu (knee) will miss at least one game. Morning take: Consider this a victory if this is...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  12. Five keys to the game for Pittsburgh

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Here are five keys to Monday night's game for the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) against the Denver Broncos (6-1): Be physical: The Baltimore Ravens proved last week that Denver could be worn down by bigger, more ph...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  13. How I See It: AFC North Stock Watch

    James Walker

    » NFC Stock Watch: East | West | North | South » AFC: East | West | North | South Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Falling 1. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh is not playing Steeler football right now -- at least not for four quarters. The...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  14. Lewis, Reed and Polamalu no-brainers

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker As we inch closer to the 2009 football season, ESPN.com has put together an all-decade NFL team, which highlights the best players since 2000. NFC West blogger Mike Sando revealed the defense on Monday, and to no...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  15. Morning take: AFC title edition

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker With the center of the football universe focused on the two conference title games, here are the most interesting stories on the AFC side with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers: According to the Rave...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  16. AFC North stock watch

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Two weeks of NFL football are in the books. And although just three AFC North teams played Sunday because of weather complications with Hurricane Ike, let's take a look at who's hot and who's not within the division....

    Blog | September 15, 2008